Our journey towards regenerative rural futures started in a derelict bookmakers office. This decaying building was a stain on the streetscape and you will find similar situations in towns and villages across Ireland.
But we believe these places can tell different stories and we renovated the bookmarkers to uncover alternative stories hidden in the within the town. We have achieved this by opening our doors to the community and hosting events, workshops and community gatherings.
By listening to each other, working together and appreciating our place in the world we can begin to unlock the assets and gifts that surround us. Our neighbourhoods, towns and villages are filled with potential for change that is too often obscured by boarded up shopfronts or the false promise of help from outside the community.
To reverse this trend we have to think, with intention, about the type of community we really want to live in. Should we settle for dereliction and decay? or can our towns and villages become the places that lead us towards more sustainable ways of being in the world?
Our social hub provides space for the community to interact and discuss these dilemmas.