An eco-escape to Ireland
“The tune was sad, as the best of Ireland was, melancholy and lovely as a lover’s tears.” ― Nora Roberts, Born in Fire
Without a doubt, the songs, poetry and literature that comes from the island of Ireland inspires many people around the world to visit this misty land of green fields covered with grazing sheep and huge rock cliffs facing an angry, beautiful sea. For those who are looking to embark on an eco-trip to the Emerald isle on the sea, here is our suggestions of the best ways to see Ireland while remaining committed to sustainable tourism.
What’s an eco-village? They are villages or small towns that as a community strive as a whole to lessen their entire impact on the local environment. To do this, they combine ecological design, horticulture, green energy, community building practices with a deep understanding of the needs of the community. They support organic food production,
and working to make homes out of the most eco-friendly materials possible, and paying special attention to waste management. This not only provides tremendous support for preserving the local environment but also brings the community together as a whole, with more integration and social activities.
Why not make this a stop on your next trip to Ireland, they
offer free daily tours, they also offer Active Learning Days and Ecovillage Exploration Days. A perfect activities for families of any age – plus a huge educational aspect that will remain long after the trip.
Luxury at a Bio-resort only an hour from Dublin A gorgeous resort that believed in green before ‘organic’ was cool, this is the perfect escape for foodies who are looking to explore a rural side far from the busy center of Dublin. Their restaurant, The Strawberry Tree, became the first, and only, restaurant in Ireland to hold a Full Organic Licence. The hotel also does more than just claim to be eco-friendly, the water used is collected and purified directly by them and as much waste is recycled as possible. Golfers can enjoy
the 160 acres of Macreddin Valley as a stunning backdrop for a ‘hole in one.’ The state-of-the-art wellness spa also uses water purified and heated using green energy – they offer a variety of treatments that will surely make even the tensest person relax.
Whatever vacation you pick, make sure to do your research beforehand to make sure the resort truly abides by the sustainable tourism pact.