We have many ecotourism members on the Wild Atlantic Way and more to come in 2016. www.inishbofin.com offers many unique experiences such as Birdwatching , Walking , Food Trails , Sailing & more.These members are leading the innovative efforts to make travel & tourism more exciting and more sustainable in Ireland.Our Certification Assessment Committee consists of representatives from Failte Ireland, Northern Ireland Tourist Board in advisory capacity and in association with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) and the National Parks & Wildlife Service.
GOLD AWARD MEMBERS:
|Blackstairs EcoTrails, The Old Rectory, Killedmond, Borris, Co Carlow
Blackstairs Ecotrails run Eco Trails, Guided Hikes, Workshops, Foraging, The Foraging Hen Events – Elegant Hen Parties for Elegant Brides, Teachers Courses, School Visits Childrens Trails and Fun in the Wild!
|Rock Farm Slane, Rock Farm, Slane,Co Meath
Rock Farm Slane is an ecotourism provider that specialises in walking and bike tours of the Slane Castle estate and the wider Boyne Valley. We also have a Boutique Eco Camp with 7 Yurts and Shepherds Huts at our which sleeps up to 28 people sharing.
|Clifden Eco Beach Camping & Caravanning Park, Clifden, Connemara, Co Galway www.actonsbeachsidecamping.com
Clifden’s unique ecological ‘Private Beach’ Camping & Caravanning Park offers visitors a sustainable, cluster free, ‘real camping’ experience on eight hectares of coastal Machair habitat bio-diversity, with unparalleled panoramic Atlantic seascape views.
|Cnoc Suain, Spiddal, Co Galway
At Cnoc Suain hill-village, guests are offered an enjoyable and active immersion in the local culture & nature of Gaelic Ireland. Engaging learning experiences are offered with warm hospitality and fun.
|The Boghill Centre, Burren, County Clare
The Boghill Centre is a residential venue for courses, events & conferences for traditional Irish Music, Holistic workshops and Eco training activities.
|Burren Smokehouse, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
Good food fans can choose from a range of delightful locally sourced products and crafts, such as 100% Burren organic smoked Irish salmon and see how the Smokehouse creates its produce at the visitor centre.
|Dolphinwatch, Carrigaholt, Co Clare
Dolphin & Nature boat trips which bring you to the Mouth of the River Shannon, Ireland’s longest river, to watch wild bottle-nose dolphins. Eco-diversity, dolphins, whales, seals, wildlife, sea life and moreCrann Og
|Eco Farm, Drummin, Gort, Co Galway.www.ecostayireland.com
Tailored packages of guided interactive experiences for your family or group. Stay in wood cabins and yurts, learn about sustainable living, nature based education, recycle building, organic farming, green energies and conservation. Utter tranquility in nature. An interactive nature experience for children and adults; farmyard animals, interpretive woodland trails, bushcraft, nature art & craft, outdoor games & organic food production
| Purecamping, Querrin, Co Clare
Step back in time, make time for yourselves, slow down and get close to nature with our Bell Tent Bliss experience. Prepare a homemade pizza in our clay oven, check out our outdoor sauna and rejuvenate!
|Doolin Cave, Doolin, Co Clare
Doolin Cave is one of Europe’s most compelling cave attractions. It is a truly authentic experience:- ‘The Great Stalactite’. It is your only opportunity to see the largest free hanging stalactite anywhere in the world and is one of the most important eco-tourist attractions in Ireland.
SILVER AWARD MEMBERS:
|The Dolphin Hotel, Inishbofin Island, Co. Galway
Set on the magical island of Inishbofin, just off the beautiful Connemara coast, the Dolphin Hotel & Restaurant is a friendly family run hotel with hill walking, cycling, angling, scuba diving and sandy beaches right on your doorstep
|Slieve Aughty Centre, Kylebrack, Loughrea, Co Galway
Slieve Aughty Centre’s Walking with a Donkey and Family Green Holidays are now certified ecotourism experiences! Find out how you can take a fun, green holiday with Slieve Aughty Centre!
|Boyne Valley Activities, Trim, Co. Meath
Boyne Valley Activities are a vibrant new activities company set on the banks of the River Boyne in Trim,Co Meath offering a wide range of activities from white water rafting to indoor paintball to medieval river tours and archery.
|Millstreet Country Park, Millstreet, Co. Cork
Discover the many amenities including the Visitor Centre, Business Suite, Cycling Trails,Orienteering Trails,Garden Walks, Lakeside Walks, Archaeological Features, Managed Wetlands, Historical Trails & Field Studies Laboratory and Deer Farm.
|Ecotrek Ballybunion,Church Road, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry
Walking Tours Around Ballybunion & North Kerry with local historian and musician Danny Houlihan. See the hidden parts of North Kerry while being told the stories and hearing the music and seeing the wildlife areas around them.
|Tralee Bay Wetlands, Ballyard, Tralee, Co Kerry
Tralee Bay Wetlands is a unique project in the South of Ireland that interweaves nature and eco-tourism, soft adventure and water based activities. Surrounded by a walk and cycle path the lake offers Pedalo Boats,Rowing boats and Water Zorbing fun!
|Linnalla Ice Cream Cafe, Knocknageeha, Kinvara, Co Clare www.linnallaicecream.ie
Linnalla Pure Irish Ice Cream makes its own ice cream from the milk of their own herd of Shorthorn cows. We use fresh local ingredients that are in season. We invite visitors to visit our farm, see our cows and have a guided coastal walk with a picnic of local fresh foods.
|Walk,Hike,Bike www.southwestwalksireland.com The Company was started in 1994 by Linda Woods. The realisation of a dream – we want to show people “the real Ireland” the way it should be seen – slowly, intimately and knowledgeably.Twenty years later, our terrific office personnel and great guides all share the same philosophy – “to take people into those hidden parts of Ireland that few know about and give people a real “taste and flavour” of Ireland the way we know it”. Book a walking , hiking ,or Biking Holiday in Ireland .|
BRONZE AWARD MEMBERS:
|Bromore Cliffs, Ballybunion,Co. Kerry
Bromore Cliffs is a one and a half kilometers cliff top walk of unspoilt beauty, the 180 ft. cliffs jut out at headlands with picturesque bays between. View stunning coastal rock formations, wildlife, bird life and sea creatures.
|Write on Holidays, Kiltean, Listowel, Co. Kerry
You’ll find yourself more inspired and ready for rest and relaxation after taking part in our amazing tours. They include tours of Holy Wells and other sacred sites in North Kerry, not to mention amazing eco tours that will take your breath away!