Hotel Doolin Green Initiatives

• Harvesting our own rain water.

• 50 foot polytunnel, where we grow our own vegetables and herbs reducing supplier mileage and food waste.

• For every wedding that is booked, we plant 10 native trees on the land at Moyhill Community Garden and Hotel Doolin charity.  Each tree offsets 1 tonne of carbon in its lifetime.  In 4 years, we have planted 2770 trees offsetting 2770 tonnes of carbon.  

In 2017 the carbon footprint of the hotel was 465 tonne.  In 2022, we forecast that we will we will be a “carbon negative” hotel.

• We stock organic bath & soap products in our rooms from the Voya range which is made from organic seaweed; there are no single use plastics in guest bedrooms.

• We send e-invoices to reduce the amount of paper.

• Our waste is seperated throughout the hotel to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill & have a strong recycling system in place.  We have reduced food waste by 28% per person in the last 2 years.

• Charge point for electric cars is available onsite.

• We purchase 100% green electricity.

• We purchase 100% bioLPG from Calor.

• We use compostable disposables and do not use any single use plastics.

• We do not sell any plastic bottles of soft drinks or water saving circa 20,000 plastic bottles being sold per annum.

• We have a no disposable cup policy for the staff.

• We offer guests who bring their own keepcup a 30c discount on tea/coffee.

• Any guests who arrive by bicycle get a free cup of tea/coffee.

Any guests who cycle to the hotel to stay overnight get a 10% discount on their accommodation rate.

• We continuously make efforts to get our suppliers to remove packaging and take it back with them.

• In 2018, the Eco-Barn that was built to replace the Marquee at Hotel Doolin for weddings.  It is fully sound-proofed and has a state of the art sound system., it is an A-rated building with a sustainable heating and cooling system. 

• We sell fairtrade coffee.

• We upcycle materials.  In the Eco-Barn the bar counter is made from old whiskey barrels and the lampshades are made from old fisherman’s eel baskets from Sligo. 

• Tissue used is made from old milk cartons.  

• We buy 70% of our food produce from local suppliers (50km radius).  

• At our festivals held at the hotel, we provide guests with a reusable souvenir glass reducing plastic waste.

• The Do Not Disturb Signs in the bedrooms are made from wood and not paper as is the case in most hotels.

• We utilise our own homemade compost in the polytunnel.  

• We “adopt a hedgerow” – the team chooses an area of the local road and cleans out the hedgerow & do village clean-ups.

• We promote sustainable transport and encourage use of public transport and shuttle bus to the Cliffs of Moher.

• We make most of the wedding cakes in-house which reduces supplier mileage saving 6400 miles per year.

• The heating system in the hotel is an air to water heating system; it maintains an ambient temperature of 21.5 degrees in the bedrooms and corridors of the hotel.  It runs on green electricity.

• We have 8 wood pellet stoves at Hotel Doolin which have a zero carbon footprint.

• Wedding centrepieces are living and can be taken home after the wedding.

• Some wedding packages include organic wine, vegan and vegetarian options.