We are members of The Green Hospitality Programme which is the only Irish developed environmental certification standard for the hospitality sector. The GreenHospitality.ie Awards are recognized both nationally and internationally as standards that allow members achieve good environmental performance and allow visitors to choose “Greener” hospitality businesses knowing that defined criteria are being implemented and monitored.
We have signed up to Green Hospitality's Plastic Smart scheme and have started to remove single use plastics from the hotel.
We have joined the Clean The World Program which recycles and reuses all the shampoos, conditioners and soaps from our bedrooms.
In March 2022, we achieved our Eco-Label Award as a member of The Green Hospitality Programme.
In April 2023 we achieved our Silver Award from Green Hospitality and are currently working towards the Gold Award.
All light bulbs in the business have been changed to energy efficient LED.
In 2021, 83% of all our energy consumption was sourced from renewable resources. Our electricity is certified 100% renewable. Our heating and hot water comes from an onsite biomass wood pellet burner.
In December 2021 we built our own onsite composting bays for all our garden and grounds waste and in 2022 we started to add the spent coffee and tea to our compost. This compost is used on our vegetable and flower beds throughout the estate.
Our breakfast buffet is now completely single use plastic free.
All staff are trained in correct waste separation, and this has become part of the hotel's induction programme.
We have introduced new bins into our bedrooms to encourage waste separation.
We offer staff the opportunity to bring in old electrical goods which we will store and then get recycled with WEEE Ireland.
We also offer to get polystyrene recycled for staff with Waste Matters Ltd. We store is for staff and then organise a collection with the company.
We buy cooking oil in bulk which help us reduce the amount of single use plastics on site.
We have organised staff litter pick up days to collect rubbish from the public roads near the hotel.
We have bikes available on site for our guests to use to explore the estate and surrounds.
In 2022 we installed 4 more EV charging points increasing our total to 6 charging points which means we have the most in the Connemara region.