I know you posted this quite some time ago - and I wonder if you even still use this site? I'm from Donegal originally; though currently based in the S.E of England. I'm hoping to scrape together enough to be able to buy a small plot back in the North West of Ireland and build a natural home/permaculture smallholding. You're one of very few people I have found in various forums who have even heard of Ireland's North West - let alone live there!
I'm heading off on a natural building course in May, and am taking a permaculture design course, too...I grow organically in my little city garden using some permaculture ideas. I have nothing set in stone as yet - but would love to chat to others about what they're up to...
Anyway - enough rambling from me. I see your Tumblr is now inactive - mine is http://thirty-birds.tumblr.com/