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Falls Hotel
Co. Clare

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Sustainability
Eco friendly tourism & sustainability at The Falls Hotel
Protecting their local environment and implementing green policies throughout the hotel operations
 Thurs 26th May 2022


SEco friendly tourism & sustainability are at the heart of The Falls Hotel in Ennistymon, Clare. Situated in the Cliffs of Moher & Burren UNESCO Geopark, the team at The Falls believe it is their duty to protect their local environment.

One of The Falls’ biggest sustainability projects to-date was the installation of a hydro electric turbine on the river running alongside the property. When the river is in full flow, 100% of their electricity needs are met by the 220-kilowatt hydro turbine. This drastically reduced dependency on carbon fuels and was a key component in achieving certification as a carbon neutral property in 2021. The hotel was certified by GreenMark.ie through Green Hospitality Ireland, having reduced their carbon emissions by approximately 90% over a five year period. Now, guests staying at The Falls are positively impacting their own carbon footprint.

Falls Hotel Hydro Power

Elsewhere on the grounds of the property a number of initiatives and green policies are in place including two active beehives, wildflower gardens, two electric car charging points and an annual tree planting programme to offset carbon.

In addition to their work with GreenHospitality.ie, The Falls is a member of the Burren Ecotourism Network, focused on protecting and maintaining the local environment and promoting responsible tourism, and Leave No Trace Ireland which promotes the responsible recreational use of the outdoors.

Commenting on their environmental ethos General Manager Michael McCarthy said, "We are proud of our achievements in reducing our carbon emissions and in making our hotel kinder to the environment. Our guests love hearing our sustainability story and are delighted when we let them know that they have a zero carbon footprint on their stay with us!"

Read more about the Green Policies at The Falls Hotel here.


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