Cliffs of Moher Retreat

Green Hospitality

~ weaving sustainability into the very fabric of our existence

As stewards of both inner and outer landscapes, we stand committed to weaving sustainability into the very fabric of our existence. Our journey toward a greener future is ongoing, with a dedication to continual improvement and innovation. Looking ahead, we aspire to deepen our impact by exploring new avenues for renewable energy, biodiversity conservation, and community engagement. Our vision extends beyond the serene confines of our venue, reaching towards a global consciousness that cherishes and safeguards the environment. Together with our staff and community of mindful individuals, we strive to inspire a ripple effect of positive change, fostering a world where sustainability is not just a choice, but a collective responsibility. Our commitment remains unwavering as we evolve, embracing the interconnectedness of personal well-being and the well-being of our planet.

Our Kitchen Garden

The Cliffs of Moher Retreat has had an organic kitchen garden for years and it is thriving. Right next to the entrance of the retreat you are greeted by an abundance of vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers. On a plot of 17 by 30 meters accompanied by a small and sturdy dome we manage to grow a substantial part of the vegetables for our delicious food right on our site. In summer 70 to 80 % of our meals are made from homegrown produce. This is no mean feat, as we are located on a slope at the Wild Atlantic Way between the Cliffs of Moher and Liscannor Bay.

The sea crushes on the cliffs right below us and the fresh and salty air is everywhere.This is an area of rugged beauty where the weather can be wild. From glorious misty mornings with spectacular sunsets and a gentle breeze to lashing rain and brutal storms; in this region you can expect four seasons in one day and growing vegetables and fruit here can be challenging. By working with nature we manage it and our garden is flourishing.

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promotes and inspires responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships

Leave No Trace Ireland is a network of organisations and individuals with an interest in promoting the responsible recreational use of the outdoors. As increasing numbers of people seek the beauty and exhilaration of outdoor recreation, our collective mark on the environment and its natural processes, increases. Litter, disturbance to vegetation, water pollution, wildlife, livestock and other people are all indicators of the need to develop a national ethic that protects both natural and cultural heritage. Techniques designed to minimise the social and environmental impacts to these areas are incorporated into the Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics Education Programme.

The Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark is partnering with Leave No Trace Ireland to identify and target opportunities for reducing environmental impact in recreational activity within the region. In co-operation with this initiative, we have completed Leave No Trace Awareness Training and are now an official Leave No Trace Partner. At the heart of Leave No Trace are seven principles for reducing the damage caused by outdoor activities. These are:

    • Plan Ahead and Prepare
    • Be Considerate of Others
    • Respect Farm Animals and Wildlife
    • Travel and Camp on Durable Ground
    • Leave What You Find
    • Dispose of Waste Properly
    • Minimise the Effects of Fire

Leave No Trace Ireland promotes and inspires responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. The programme strives to build awareness, appreciation and respect for Ireland’s natural and cultural heritage and is dedicated to creating a nationally recognised and accepted outdoor ethic that promotes personal responsibility. It encourages all outdoor enthusiasts (e.g. walkers, mountain bikers, canoeists, orienteerers, horse riders) to do their part to maintain those lands used by the public for the benefit of the environment and for future generations.

Practicing a Leave No Trace ethic is simple. Make it hard for others to see or hear you and LEAVE NO TRACE of your visit.

The Burren & Cliffs of Moher region has achieved UNESCO-supported Global Geopark Status in recognition of the region’s significant geological, ecological and cultural value, as well as its sustainable tourism practices. Global Geoparks focus on developing their regions as sustainable tourism destinations.

The Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark (formerly the Burren Connect Project) has attracted EU Life funding and a partnership between conservation and tourism interests in the region to develop policies, models and standards in sustainable tourism destination development.