Courses and workshops are run throughout the year .

Creative writing, Arts & Crafts, Languages, Cookery classes, Basket weaving, Gardening which are supported by the LCETB ( Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board)

Independant workshops include: Yoga, Singing, Thai Chi and Movement.

Fine Arts and Craft classes include: Photography, Creative writing, Poetry, Drawing, Mosaics, Knitting, Weaving, Furniture making and art,craft & design.

Erasmus Plus

East Clare Co-op is a member of Erasmus+, or Erasmus Plus, 

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, 2014-2020. It provides funding and support for organisations to operate projects that encourage European exchange, co-operation and learning. Erasmus+ is funded by the European Union through the contributions of member states, including Ireland. Funding of almost €170 million has been allocated to Ireland for the duration of the programme.

Erasmus+ funding is available to all sectors (or fields) of formal, inormal and non-formal education. This includes schools, youth organisations, adult education groups, and vocational organisations. 

Erasmus Plus 2020 is Kobiety -CLIMATE HOPE, which takes place in Poland August 2020 (Due to Covid-19 dates may change we will update you accordingly) 

    Courses for 2021


Courses & Workshop for 2020 include:

Creative Writing ( Sign up Now for 2021 course)

Mens Cookery Course ( Training Kitchen )

Intermediate Cookery Course                   (Training Kitchen)

Basket Weaving ( Sign up now for 2021)

Spanish for Begginners 

Arts & Crafts


All supported by the LCETB

Please sign up now if you wish to take part in any course as places are limited

Some of these workshops will also take place using zoom.


There are no yoga workshops currently taking place due to Covid- 19 restrictions

Workshops for 2021

Independant workshops for 2021 include:

ART SPACE created & faciltated by Visual & Particpatory Artist Tara Keegan.

Free workshops supported by the Department of Justice & Equality.

Contemporary  Art  workshops will  take place at the East Clare Community  Co-op over the coming months, supporting Community Integration and the arts. Please contact Tara at eastclarecoop@gmail. com.

Workshops will include: Arts & Craft for Children & Adults, Sound Art workshop, Cultural Film Day, Mindful Walking, Site Specific Poetry, Human Library, Creative Body Mapping, plus more.

Zoom and Interactive workshops coming soon

Composting & Gardening Tips with Richard the East Clare Community Gardens head gardener. To be confirmed.


"Climate Hope"
Erasmus+ KA1 TC

"Climate Hope” - is a training course under the Erasmus+
programme, created as an answer to the climate crisis connected
with its growing movement and the activation of young people in
this area.We equip participants - youth workers, teachers, facilitators,
community leaders, activists - with knowledge, attitudes and skills,
focusing on climate HOPE, showing individual actions and
environmental changemaking is not only needed but also possible.
At the end of the training course, the participants are inspired and
empowered to create and implement actions on the local level.
These actions are connected to the project topic and dedicated to
young people as well as other youthworkers.

For whom:
youth workers, youth leaders
facilitators, activists, teachers
working on regular basis with

Poland ( New date Oct 2021 ? )
10 days of training + 2 travel

Active youth workers (working with or for youth), who:
- are open and willing to actively participate and contribute to the
programme of the project,
- are available and motivated to attend the full duration of the
training held in English (10 working days + 2 days of travel),
- have motivation to develop social initiatives for young people and
other youth workers and implement them locally after the training.

If you would like more information or you are interested in taking part in this Erasmus Plus training programme please contact : Tara in the east clare coop office at  eastclarecoop@ 

eastclare coop.jpg
clare local development company.png