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The Power of Food

As Street Feast falls on Ramadan this year, we are reminded of the special power food has to bridge gaps, break down barriers and bring people together. Food, and the preparation of it, is something that enables us to come together

Posted in Community Building, Healthy Communities, Ideas & Preparations

Wicklow, Leading the Way with Play

Having the freedom to step outside your own front door and kick a ball around, skip, or play a game of tag is nothing new. There are still some communities where this happens and that’s brilliant. But in reality, most

Posted in Healthy Communities, Ideas & Preparations

30 Ways to be More Neighbourly

Neighbours, and our relationships with them, form the foundations for further community building and, in times of crisis, are the connections that hold communities together. Good neighbours can become great friends, and, in some cases, family. So why not be a

Posted in Community Building, Healthy Communities

Making Happier Communities

Mark Williamson is the Director of Action for Happiness, a movement of people committed to building a happier society by making positive changes in their personal, home, work and community life. He poses the big question, what really makes life happy

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Crafting Community

Socialising is fun and easy when you craft. It is the perfect mix of meditative (very meticulous magazine clipping), creative (now, where to put all those pictures of puppies I’ve cut out?), and conversational (which nut, if you could be any nut,

Posted in Community Building, Decor, Healthy Communities, Ideas & Preparations

Act local and think global – Let’s get growing friends!

‘Act local and think global’ is the motto Environmental Conservationist from Dublin, Aaron Jewell, lives by. Using Permaculture design to work with nature and not against it, he’s worked on projects in Australia, Malaysia, Spain, and Portugal. Back in Dublin now, he’s excited at the opportunities for Irish communities

Posted in Healthy Communities, Ideas & Preparations, Sustainability

Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland hosted by you and your neighbours. They can be anywhere really - out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden.

There are lots of good reasons to have a Street Feast, but it's really just a great excuse to eat great food, celebrate your local community and meet new people who live near you.