Environmental Policy


At The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens we are committed to the implementation of proactive measures to help protect and sustain the environment for future generations of our guests and employees. We recognise the impact of our operations on the environment and are committed to identifying and minimizing any detrimental effects that may occur. By working together, we can contribute to a cleaner and safer environment and ensure environmental issues remain a focal point and receive proper attention. 

The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is delighted to be part of the Killarney Hotels Sustainability Group which is a group of 22 hotels that are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our services and activities, increasing the well-being of our employees and promoting responsible governance in the way we run our business. For 2021 we are focused and committed to reducing our Carbon Emissions by 25% and operating a Single Use Plastic Environment. 

Sourcing Responsibly & Locally 
The Liebherr Family (hotel owners) own and operate one of the largest farms in Co. Kerry, which is between The Europe Hotel & Resort and The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens. Our farmers rear livestock to produce our own beef and lamb for the hotel menu, thus reducing the ‘food miles’ and ensuring our guests enjoy trustworthy, higher welfare and locally produced produce. The land stretches over 400 acres in the shadow of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks by Lough Lein from The Europe Hotel & Resort to The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens, and the farm is home to sheep and to over 350 head cattle, a combination of Aberdeen Angus, Charolais and Limousin. Historically, sheep and cattle that were reared at the farm were sold at a market or directly to factory, however in the last couple of years it has produced beef and lamb, which proudly features on the hotels’ menus. Seán Moriarty has been managing the farm for over 30 years and meets with the Chefs on a weekly basis to discuss the needs of their dishes. He also works closely with a local butcher to ensure the perfect treatment and aging of the meats. Having a close relationship results in a product of exceptional quality and of higher welfare, which supports the local community. 
 
Green Energy
The hotel operates on 100% Green Renewable Electricity & Gas.

Clean The World
The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is proud to participate in the Clean the World enterprise which collects the hotel soaps and toiletries which would otherwise be going to landfill and converts them into hygenic supplies for disadvantaged communities around the world.

CEC
The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is a close partner with CEC and is working hard to reduce its carbon footprint.

Key Measures: 
 In delivering our commitment, we will comply with relevant environment legislation and take a proactive approach to future requirements and obligations.

 We seek to conserve natural resources through the responsible use of energy, water and materials. 

 Monitoring and improving our recycling in areas such as energy consumption, reduction of waste materials and water consumption. 

 Work with our suppliers to reduce carbon footprint and reduce the waste generated. 

 Promoting efficient energy management and utilization. 

 Monitoring water usage and encouraging water conservation. 

 Managing waste and developing recycling initiatives. 

 Communicating this policy and relevant environmental control to employees, suppliers and guests. 

 All of the hotel’s ‘to go’ coffee cups and lids are recyclable. 

 The hotel is replacing single use plastic straws with biodegradable alternatives. 

 4 x electric vehicle charging points are available at The Dunloe. 

 The hotel is heavily focused on food sustainability and seasonality. 

 We have a Herb Garden which our Executive Head Chef nurtures and uses regularly

 If you have any questions, please contact our Sales Office on hotelsales@liebherr.com


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