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Ecotourism network launches in Ireland

Posted by Tobias Chapple at 01:04 on Tuesday 08 March 2011

Congrats everyone!Congrats everyone!

Green tourism in Ireland has taken a leap forward with the launch of the Burren Ecotourism Network - a national ecotourism certification programme that is managed by Ecotourism Ireland.

The network aims to safeguard this distinctive region by establishing ecotourism in the Burren. All of tourism businesses currently certified have passed a rigorous training and assessment programme.

The launch took place on 3 March at Gregan's Castle Hotel, an accommodation featured on greentraveller As part of Gregans Castle involvement in the Burren Ecotourism initiative, Burren Ecotourism Network are offering an exciting two day Burren adventure

A very green location for a very green eventA very green location for a very green eventThis is an important move to protect one of Europe’s most distinctive and stunning landscapes, with a rich plant life and a cultural heritage stretching back 6,000 years. The Burren Ecotourism Network’s vision is that establishing ecotourism in the Burren will ensure the sustainable development of its communities, environment and heritage.

These 18 tourism businesses are committed to local produce, conservation and the community, as well as to continuing high standards in sustainability. Visitors will be given the opportunity to engage with the protected landscape of the Burren in a manner which is sustainable both in terms of the environment as well as the community.

Unique experiences are on offer, from a visit to Father Ted's parochial house for afternoon tea and organic home produce to A Walk Through Time, showing the highlights of this region as it was when it lay beneath a warm tropical sea.

Congratulations to all involved from Greentraveller... we fully support this super new initiative and wish you all the best.

For more information, visit the website of the Burren Ecotourism Network.

To learn more about the Gregan's Castle Hotel, see the Gregan's Castle listing on Greentraveller | Read Catherine Mack's review of Gregan's Castle Hotel.

For our sustainable holidays in Ireland, visit Green traveller's Green Holidays and Eco-friendly places to stay in Ireland.


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