Sustainable Staycation meets Hotel Doolin

Hotel Doolin have become Ireland’s first carbon neutral hotel.

As many of us are thinking twice about travelling to Europe at the moment, at Wasted, we decided we would do some research on the best ‘environmentally friendly venues across our own country. Hotel Doolin comes out near the top of the list.

Hotel Doolin in Co Clare was awarded ‘carbon neutral status’ last year. Nestled in the Wild Atlantic Way, has been recognised by The Green Hospitality Programme for its commitment to sustainability and environmental initiatives.

It achieved a ‘Carbon Neutral12 GREENMark’ award, following the implementation of a comprehensive carbon/energy reduction programme.

This programme focused on minimising energy consumption, investing in green electricity and implementing a long-term solution to offsetting carbon emissions by planting native Irish woodland trees in a controlled location around the hotel.


Interesting Note: We love the response of this Hotel’s Manager on Trip Advisor, when he received a complaint via the review site.

Have a read of this – it will keep you laughing all day:

Serious Fact: for every wedding held at Hotel Doolin, ten native trees are planted locally in partnership with Hometree 🙂 and so far equates to over 1,700 trees over the last two years!

So, if you are planning your wedding, you can ‘party without the footprint’ at this boutique style hotel. Plastic bottles and single-use items are completely banned in the hotel with all napkins reusable and toilet paper produced from recycled materials.

17 deluxe bedrooms, Glas Restaurant, Fitzpatrick’s Bar, Stonewall Café & Pizzeria, and an Eco Wedding & Events Barn with a capacity to seat 300 people. There is an outdoor BBQ area, the Sibín Bar and Gardens , the Piper’s Chair Gift Shop and Gallery and a Tourist Information Bureau.

The hotel has won numerous eco awards including Irish Medium Sized Green Organisation of the Year 2018/19 and the Green Tourism and Entertainment Award. It has also been listed in the McKenna Guide 100 Best and the Irish Independent’s Fab 50 Places to Stay.

Now that’s commitment and dedication… it’s no wonder this is becoming one of Ireland’s hottest destination!

Keep up the great work folks!:)

For more on Hotel Doolin click here


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