With MICE organisers from around the world looking for ways to make their events more environmentally friendly, Ireland has a wealth of eco-conscious facilities, venues and amenities to choose from. And we’re not just greenwashing – all five of Irelands Convention Bureaux are proud members of the Global Destination Sustainability Index. The Index benchmarks destinations for their sustainability efforts, acting as a third party to keep everyone accountable to the environment and the world we live in.
Ensure your event is kind to the planet by designing a programme around Ireland’s sustainable resources. Focusing on MICE sustainability won’t mean compromising on the wow factor or elegance of your event; in fact, many of Ireland’s sustainable venues offer boundless luxury while keeping their carbon footprint as small as possible.
If Ireland’s capital city is your destination, start your MICE event on a strong sustainable note with accommodation for delegates at one of Dublin’s newest hotels, the four star Iveagh Garden on Dublin’s historic Harcourt Street.
This design-focused hotel combines Georgian features with contemporary accents.With an impressive system of turbines collecting energy from an underground river, the hotel can power all 150 bedrooms and general areas with this green, sustainable source. You and your delegates will sleep peacefully knowing that your stay won’t damage the environment.
Go south of the city to County Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland, and another stunning green choice awaits. Brooklodge and Macreddin Village offers a smorgsabord of environmentally sustainable delights.
Your conference room will be heated by a geothermal system, your drinking water comes from the local well and all your food is supplied by Ireland’s first Certified Organic restaurant.
In addition, all the hot water is provided thanks to a wood chip burner, making this one of Ireland’s most environmentally friendly venues.
Green Hospitality Platinum Award Winner Hotel Doolin will impress you with its eco credentials before capturing your heart with its charm. Not only has the hotel implemented a whole range of environmentally friendly policies, including the collection of rainwater, a ban on single use plastics and by growing a wide variety of delicious vegetables and herbs for use in their kitchen.
They have also invested in an Eco-Barn for your next Gala Dinner — bridging the traditions of a utilitarian building enclosing a courtyard and the modern needs of a low energy contemporary venue. Set in beautiful County Clare, the Hotel Doolin is not far from the world famous Cliffs of Moher and its many scenic walking routes.
Woodlands House Hotel and Spa in Adare, Limerick, has a fairytale manor house on its doorstep, lush greenery and is less than an hour's drive from Shannon Airport.
From the outside it’s a four star hotel with an award-winning spa and relaxing pool.
On the inside there is a combined heat and power plant, solar thermal plates, high efficiency boilers and LED lighting to complement dedicated food waste and water management policies — all measures that mean it stands out as a top green MICE venue.
Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle and is famous for its natural beauty, making it the perfect choice for MICE planners who want to be kind to the Earth.
Get in touch with us today so we can work together to protect the world around us, and take your breath away with a world class MICE itinerary. Please find the German language version of this article here.