20 Apr 2021
For those who want to see Ireland as sustainably as possible, a stay in a carbon neutral family-run hotel on the Wild Atlantic Way is the way to go.
Falls Hotel and Spa, located in County Clare within the stunning Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark, has just been awarded carbon neutral status by Green Hospitality Ireland for eliminating its carbon output over a five-year period.
Thanks to a series of waste reduction and innovative energy initiatives, including harnessing the power of the tumbling waters of the River Inagh to generate electricity, hotel guests now leave no carbon footprint once they step foot on the grounds.
Green hospitality is at the heart of the Falls Hotel and Spa experience. Sustainability measures such as renewable electricity, using water from its own well, the planting of 350 native Irish trees in the hotel grounds, chemical-free cleaning products and compostable cups and straws, eco-friendliness guide every aspect of its operations.
When you stay, you are encouraged to play your part, whether it’s by reusing towels, using less water, turning off lights and heat or dividing rubbish into separate bins in your room.
The 140-bedroom hotel is a member of the Burren Ecotourism Network, a large group of sustainability-aware local enterprises which have established the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark as the leading eco destination in Ireland.
Falls Hotel and Spa , County Clare
Last November the network gained international recognition after being named ‘Best Community Tourism Project’ in the prestigious Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2021, with the group described as “a global leader for sustainable tourism”.
Coming from an Irish word that means ‘rocky place’, The Burren is internationally renowned for its moon-like landscape and unique plant life. Exploring the region is an awe-inspiring and educational experience.
The area is packed with eco-friendly things to see and do. There are heritage centres and ancient dolmens, walking tours, cycling, all kinds of adventure sports, a local food producers network, traditional Irish culture, wellbeing activities, pubs and dining to explore, as well as the longest cave system in Ireland, the largest stalactite in Europe and a series of pristine beaches.
Falls Hotel and Spa, in the County Clare town of Ennistymon, is the ideal location for exploring it all. A stay here means you will also be close to the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, the Irish surfing and golfing hotspot of Lahinch, the majestic Loop Head lighthouse, an abundance of cosy villages and the countless hidden gems of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Soak up all the natural attractions of the area, then take time to pamper yourself in the hotel’s full-service, award-winning River Spa and dine in the Cascades Restaurant at the river’s edge – content that you are being clean and green.
Lahinch Seafront, County Clare
The Burren, County Clare
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