Mourne Grange Camphill Village Community

Kilkeel, N. Ireland, United Kingdom

  • Last updated: January 17, 2019 (2 seconds ago)
  • Listing created on: December 31, 1999

Mission Statement

Lying in the foothills of the Mourne mountains in peaceful rural surroundings, Mourne Grange is a working village in which everyone participates and is interested and concerned with community life. Life in the various households is like that of a family, since co-workers and their children, young and old alike, live together without the restriction of shifts and rotas, or payment for work or time given.

Community Description

Community Mourne Grange was established in 1971, as the first adult community in Northern Ireland. It is now the home for more than 140 people, including adults with special needs who live and work together with co-workers and their families.


  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything)
  • Location: Rural


  • Status: We have land we have developed on
  • Area: 80 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 18
  • Land owned by: The Community


  • Adult Members: 131
  • Child Members: 25
  • Percent Women: 51-60%
  • Percent Men: 41-49%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: All or close to all
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Additional Comments:

    according to ability hours/month

Sustainability Practices


  • Shared meals: Approximately all meals
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Education Style(s): Private Schooling at the Community, Public Schooling

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