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Environment & sustainability

We strongly believe that we have a duty to protect this magnificent landscape we are lucky enough to work and live in. We endeavor to incorporate sustainable environmental practices and green initiatives into everything that we do.

Environment & sustainability

We strongly believe that we have a duty to protect this magnificent landscape we are lucky enough to work and live in. We endeavor to incorporate sustainable environmental practices and green initiatives into everything that we do.

Our Killary Adventure Centre building was constructed in 2006 using the latest sustainable techniques available at the time. It was the first building in Galway to have a growing grass roof and reed bed filtration system for wastewater.

Over the years, we have continued to upgrade and retrofit the building with new environmental technology. We have an onsite biomass boiler for heating and hot water using logs sourced in our local forest less than 3km away. We also run a 6kW wind turbine onsite, creating electricity which helps to power our buildings.

We have an on-site recycling centre for use by our business and the local community. All the food waste from our kitchens is turned into compost for use in our polytunnel. We use electric golf buggies on our site and our old and well-worn wetsuits are donated to The Upcycled Movement, who turn them into stylish accessories.

The Killary Lodge, our newest building, was completed in 2018 using intelligent green heating controls and biogas to provide heat and hot water.

In 2016 we were awarded ‘Winner of the Best Small Business Category’ at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Awards and in 2017 were winners of the Small Firms Association of Ireland ‘Best in Ireland’ for our sustainability practices.

This is wonderful recognition to receive for our ongoing environmental programmes, which continue to evolve through much trial and error, with successes and adjustments along the way.

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