Green Getaways

Ireland is the perfect paradise for a memorable staycation and not just for its green views, but also for its green credentials.

From remote eco-friendly cabins to a lighthouse and hotels, checkout all of these incredible Irish establishments that are working hard to reduce their carbon footprint and certainly gets the green seal of approval from myself.


Woodlands Hotel, Co. Limerick

On a green journey to becoming Ireland’s eco-friendly hotel destination of choice, the four-star Woodlands Hotel in Adare has reduced its CO2 Emissions by 65% and its electricity consumption by 50% over the past decade. Keeping it home grown, the four-star establishment uses much of their own produce from Mary’s Organic Garden, in which the chefs work closely with the resident gardener to create the ultimate farm-to-fork menu experience for guests.


Food-waste from the hotel is composted and used for the garden and organic farm, both of which are home to trees planted as part of the resort’s carbon offset programme.

And if the grown-ups fancy a bit of R&R, Revas Spa is ready & waiting and uses the award-winning Irish organic brand, Voya.


Email hello@woodlands-hotel.ie or call to make your booking now 353 61 605100


Ard Nahoo, Co. Leitrim

If you’re looking for the perfect family reunion break then look no further than Ard Nahoo, the perfect place for a peaceful staycation in the wilds of the North Leitrim hills.

Home to just three fully self-catering Eco Cabins, Ard Nahoo emulates peace and quiet bliss in remote countryside wilderness.


Making quite the impression, each cabin is equipped with decking area, BBQ and outdoor furniture for alfresco dining with a glass of bubbles, whilst stargazing at night. The gardens include a hot tub, wildlife pond, a wild flower meadow, the Celtic Nature Trail walk, orchards and more. Locally guests can explore the area on foot, bike or kayak, climb a mountain or jump in the lake - or of course do nothing and just relax.


On a green journey to becoming Ireland’s eco-friendly hotel destination of choice, the four-star Woodlands Hotel in Adare has reduced its CO2 Emissions by 65% and its electricity consumption by 50% over the past decade.


Keeping it home grown, the four-star establishment uses much of their own produce from Mary’s Organic Garden, in which the chefs work closely with the resident gardener to create the ultimate farm-to-fork menu experience for guests. dfFood-waste from the hotel is composted and used for the garden and organic farm, both of which are home to trees planted as part of the resort’s carbon offset programme.e.


Clarehouse Lighthosue, Co. Mayo

If you wanted to add an island escape to the staycation bucketlist then you can’t go wrong with a visit to the beautifully restored Clare Island Lighthouse situated on Ireland’s wild Atlantic Way in Clare Island. This unique lighthouse includes two towers, several small cottages and a converted outhouse, perched on a high cliff but securely enclosed within the sturdy, original stone walls dating all the way back to 1806.


Accommodation wise, there are six bedrooms, all different from each other and in the main house you'll find a library, the dining room, and a drawing room, a comfortable, relaxing room with a welcoming fire, which is always open to guests. It's the place to read and chat, to enjoy a cup of tea or a pre-dinner drink.

There are many activities that you can enjoy on Clare Island including walking, cycling, horse riding, fishing, marine activities and much more. As for their green credentials, 80% of their waste is recycled, only local and organic produce is used for breakfast and dinner, energy saving lights are used, plus water flow reducers.


To make a booking email info@clareislandlighthouse.com or call 087 668 9758


The Falls Hotel, Co. Clare

A hotel that means business when it comes to protecting the environment is The Falls Hotel & Spa, located in the scenic Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark in Co. Clare. Impressively, when the four-star hotel reopened recently, guests leave no carbon footprint once they step foot on the hotel grounds - thanks to a series of waste reduction and innovative energy initiatives adopted within the property.


The 140-bedroom hotel was awarded the carbon neutral status by Green Hospitality Ireland for eliminating its carbon output over a five-year period. One of the most significant measures taken by the hotel was the installation of a €1.3m hydroelectric turbine on the nearby River Inagh, which generates enough electricity to power the hotel.


If it’s a leisurely stroll you’re seeking on a sandy beach in Lahinch, or perhaps a deep relaxing spa experience then make sure to check out The Falls hotel.


Call 065 707 1004 or email reservations@fallshotel.ie to book now.