By Kingfisher Visitor Guides
Ireland is ahead of the game when it comes to eco-friendly holidays. From activities to transport and accommodation, it’s not just the scenery that’s green in the Emerald Isle. To help you plan your next escape, we have found some amazing places to stay in environmentally friendly Ireland, where you can be in touch with nature, keep your eco-conscience happy and maybe even learn a few tips and tricks to take home.
Limepark, County Antrim
For a spot of green, eco-friendly luxury, head to the North Coast of Ireland and book a stay at Limepark. Housed in a rural Georgian farm dating back to the 17th century, the interior has been carefully restored and tastefully furnished to create a stylish yet cosy feel. Passionate about keeping their carbon footprint to a minimum, the electricity comes from a wind turbine while the hot water is supplied by solar panels.
On the grounds, you will find a whole array of facilities including stables, a tennis court and a games room complete with a pool table. The position is ideal for exploring historic sites and the iconic Giant’s Causeway. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you can hunt for all the set locations in the area. More info
Croan Cottages, County Kilkenny
These charming self-catering cottages are a fantastic option for an eco-holiday in Ireland with the whole family. They show their commitment to the environment through the use of renewable, green energy, composting, recycling and seasonal fruit and veg from their own garden, among other things. The cottages are comfortable and well equipped, each with a fireplace and barbecue.
The hosts have provided an ample list of suggestions of things to see and do in the area to keep the little ones entertained, plus they will love getting to know all the farm animals during their stay. Don’t miss out on exploring the ruins of Kells Augustinian Priory while you’re here! More info
Crann Og eco Farm, County Galway
Experience sustainable living immersed in nature. At Crann Og Eco Farm you can choose from a range of accommodations including handmade yurts and wood cabins. Learn all about organic farming, alternative energy sources and a community lifestyle and take part in some of the farm’s organised activities like a soothing morning yoga session.
The farm is located in the pristine woodlands of stunning Galway, just a stone’s throw away from several national parks and peaceful lakes. It’s ideal if you are looking to relax, unwind and enjoy a slower pace of life. More info