The goal of Ó Cualann is to develop and support fully-integrated communities, to deliver well-designed, top-quality, energy efficient homes at an affordable price and to ensure its co-operative model for affordable housing can be replicated and scaled across the country.
Ó Cualann is committed to building communities, not just houses.
Ó Cualann believes that integrated, affordable housing — based on co-operative principles which have such deep roots in Ireland — can have a transformative effect on wider societal issues over the medium to longer term and in building a more just and equitable society.
Ó Cualann are willing to work in an open and collaborative fashion with others who are committed to improving society through the Ó Cualann Model.
To live in a caring & supportive community which respects and is generous towards the residents, their property and their social boundaries.
To create an open and supportive environment where all residents can communicate freely with each other, where diverse views are respected, where family life and privacy is valued, where residents look out for each other and where everyone actively contributes to the community.
Community, Cooperation, Respect, Openness, Equality, Democracy, Tolerance, Fairness, Hospitality, Privacy, Security.
The Ray Darcy Show
Ray Darcy talks to Hugh Brennan, CEO, Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance about the affordable homes built in Ballymun.
The Irish Times
Ballymun scheme also features three-bedroom homes at 30% below market value.