Responsible holidays in Ireland

Eco-friendly holidays in Ireland

Five eco-friendly places to stay in Ireland

Ireland is a fantastic country. I visited it only once so far, but would love to return! Even though its hard to understand for me, the people are really welcoming…and the atmosphere in Pubs and Bistros in the cities as in the countryside is really something special. Especially when you can experience some good live music or the famous irish dance…

To minimize the negative environmental impact of tourism, the Irish Centre for Responsible Tourism

gives some alternatives for responsible tourism which was published here in the Irish Times.


In short form:

1. Hemp Cottage, Co Down

Close to the the Mourne Mountains with lots of outdoor activities, you can rent cottages.

Minimum stay is three nights and they are open all year-round. Prices start at £75 (€86) per


2. Limepark Cottages, Co Antrim

Located in the heart of the Causeway Coast and Glens, this is the perfect getaway for those looking to combine eco-friendly with luxury.

Prices start at £53 (€61) for the smallest cottage, aptly named the Cupboard, or £73 (€84) for one of the larger two-person cottages per night.


3. Croan Cottages, Co Kilkenny

Croan Cottages are situated between the villages of Dunamaggan and Knocktopher in Co Kilkenny (close to historic towns and walking routes). Croan Cottages were selected as one of the Top 10 Eco Breaks in Europe by Tesco Greener Living.

Each of the self-catering cottages has its own fireplace, BBQ-area and private patio. Pets are welcome.


4. Gregan’s Castle Hotel, Co Clare

Gregan’s Castle Hotel in the heart of the Burren is one of those special places where you feel yourself instantly relax as soon as you cross the threshold.

Rooms start at €245 per night.


5. Ard Nahoo, Co Leitrim

This little slice of heaven located in a little-known area of Ireland is the perfect spot to escape the madness of everyday life: No WiFi!

Prices start from €250 for 2 people for a mid-week two night break self catering.


Sounds great to me!

If you want to make some eco-friendly holidays in Ireland, that seems to be a good option. In this case, I am looking forward to some feedback.

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