In 2019, Ireland declared a climate and biodiversity emergency.  This acknowledgement that the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis are inextricably linked and must be addressed in tandem. In conjunction with addressing climate change, action is needed by humanity to halt biodiversity decline and begin its restoration. Planning, land use and agricultural systems must be adapted to work with nature..
CECAS at Myross Wood House will have a positive influence on addressing climate change in that It is designed to attract and showcase academic and commercial organisations to present cutting-edge solutions to the complex problems presented in implementing actions on climate and biodiversity and an enhanced circular economy. It will engage with communities of interest and communities of place in introducing and supporting initiatives that can address the problematic issues related to transition.  


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Newsletter – September 9th, 2021

Newsletter – September 9th, 2021

CECAS Public Launch Green Skibbereen will be hosting a public event to mark the launch of CECAS at Myross Wood House on Sunday the 26th of September from 2-6pm. This informal event will take place outdoors and all are welcome.CECAS Work Spaces to Rent We are delighted...

The Wednesday Market – October 27th

The Wednesday Market – October 27th

Join us for our next sustainable, local and zero waste Market at CECAS at Myross Wood House. To book a stall, see contact details for Trish Lavelle below. We had an estimated 300 visitors to our market in August over the course of the day. It was a real community...


Myross Wood House and it’s grounds is the home for the Centre of Excellence for Climate Action and Sustainability (CECAS). Located in West Cork at the village of Leap on the Wild Atlantic Way, CECAS will develop hubs of activity over the coming years. These will develop in stages and will grow in scope and ambition. See below for an introduction to each of these areas of interest. 




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CECAS is run by Green Skibbereen CLG, a non-profit which was established in 2019. The aim of CECAS is to become financially sustainable over the coming years. Your contribution will help us to establish CECAS and begin that process. All donations will go the running and maintenance of Myross Wood House. We will also be introducing a project donation option very soon. 

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"All of us, individuals, communities and professions alike, are asked to take ownership of the commitment to tackle climate change if we are to succeed in our low-carbon transition for our economy and our society."

- President Michael D. Higgins

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