Environmental and other Policies, Actions and Objectives

As active members of the Burren Ecotourism Network, we are working towards our end objective to become a carbon neutral hotel.


We are doing the following on our journey to realise that objective.



All our electricity is currently sourced from 100% renewable energy supplier.

We are constantly reducing our consumption of energy  through our policy of purchasing and using low energy appliances, lighting and practices.

We are planning to maximise the use of Solar Panel energy.


When we bought the hotel in 2015, we changed the boilers for heating and hot water from Oil to new and high efficient Gas boilers and we are now planning to incorporate them with an “air to water” system.

All our radiator have thermostatic control values and the hotel is zoned to minimise unnecessary heating. 
We only use kiln dried firewood in our stoves.


To reduce our Energy consumption by 10% in 2024



To reduce our Water consumption by 5% in 2024



We bottle our own water for Guest bedrooms and the restaurant.

We compost some of our food waste

To reduce the waste we send to landfill by a minimum of 10 Tonnes during 2024


Green Purchasing

It is our purchasing policy to identify and avail of all opportunities to acquire products and services that are energy efficient and eco-friendly. 


All our purchases of new appliances are high energy efficient.

All our electricity is sourced from 100% renewable energy.

We source as much as possible of food products locally.

All our cleaning products are of Eco Label standard.


Community Social Responsibility through sustainable activity.

We are active members of many organisation that allow us to advance sustainability in our catchment area.

  • Member of the Burren Ecotourism Network. Our Director, George Quinn is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Burren Ecotourism Network,
  • Member of the Implementation team of the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Destination Experience Development Plan (DEVD) 2020-2025.
  • Members of Leave No Trace Ireland
  • Business Friend Member of Burren Beo.
  • Active Members and supporters of Ballyvaughan Tidy Towns Committee and the Ballyvaughan Development Group.


Sustainable Transport

Our website provides links to information on a wide range of sustainable ways of visiting the Burren


We also provide a secure bike and locker park for people visiting by foot or bicycle. 

Since March 2015 we are adopting a ‘Have a free Cuppa Tea if you Cycle to me’ incentive.



Hylands Burren Hotel,
The Square, Ballyvaughan,
Co. Clare, Ireland
H91 EY00


(065) 707 7037




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