People are welcome to come anytime, pop in for a chat and cuppa, stay for a few weeks, a few months…
The camp has no leaders; working non-hierarchically and making decisions using consensus. This means that we discuss issues until we have come to a decision that everyone is comfortable with.
There are a lot of domestic/site jobs that are essential to keep the camp running smoothly so everyone is asked to muck in with the cooking/cleaning/building work etc.
The camp supports all those in the community opposed to the Corrib gas project and is involved with the national and local Shell to Sea campaign whilst maintaining an autonomous identity. We strive to be an open and accessible place for people to visit and encourages people to fully participate in all decisions about the camp and actions against Shell. It has become somewhat of a training ground in direct action and practical skills. It is a great place of learning; politics, practical skills, interpersonal dynamics.
Every day is different! There’s always loads to do and it’s up to you how you spend your time here – taking direct action against Shell, maintaining & building things for the camp, legal work, painting banners, gardening, cooking, writing articles, meeting local activists etc. People of all ages, skills, interests and abilities are invited to get involved in this inspiring community led campaign.
As well as campaigning against Shell, we try to show positive alternatives by using renewable energy, cycling, growing organic vegetables, recycling and composting our own waste.
Watch a video about life at the camp: