Committing to a greener future
|Our natural surroundings provide a platform for everything that we do and we are devoted to returning the same nurture and care to our beautiful home that it has so unconditionally granted to us. Providing a beyond everything experience to our guests and team members remains paramount to us and delivering this experience sustainably is our central focal point.
We have outlined the actions we are taking to minimise our carbon footprint along with the various initiatives we have established across the resort to support a greener community and promote the natural growth and development of our environment.
We Minimise Waste
Eliminating Food Waste
We have eliminated food waste across the resort through the use of our on-site biodigester, this system recycles our food into a soil enriching compost that fertilises our greens and gardens. This process reduces the need for chemical fertilisers while also removing greenhouse gas emissions.
Clean The World
Our unused soap and hygiene products are donated to the developing world through the “Clean The World” foundation, aiding to millions affected by poverty, homelessness and natural catastrophes. These products, which would otherwise be sent to landfill are repurposed to create new sanitary produce.
Waste and Recycling Management
We segregate solid waste on-site and prepare it for recycling for our waste management partner. We bail waste paper and cardboard so that it can be reused as a raw material. Our mission is to eliminate single use plastic across the resort in the near future.
We Promote Biodiversity
Tree Planting, Flora & Fauna
We manage 840 acres of land and thousands of trees that support an abundance of flora and fauna across the resort. Since 2016, we have planted four hundred mature trees and thousands of saplings. In 2022, we will plant in excess of three hundred new trees across the resort.
Construction of New Wetlands
We have constructed two new wetlands on our golf course mitigating climate change through land based carbon storage, further aiding to water quality improvement and wildlife inhabitation.
All Ireland Pollinator Plan
Pollinators are indispensable to the ecosystem and the success of crops in Ireland. In the spring of 2017, we welcomed seven hives of honeybees to the estate. Throughout spring, summer, and autumn, the honeybees will roam the estate foraging for nectar which is further cut into raw honey for our guests. Our raw estate honey can be purchased in our in-house and online boutique.
Inland Fisheries Ireland
We support “Inland Fisheries Ireland” with fish monitoring and river quality initiatives on the River Maigue which runs through the resort.
We Promote Resource Efficiency
Reducing Carbon Emissions
Adare Manor produces 80% of its electricity requirement and 60% of its heat requirement for guest facilities by operating a Combined Heat & Power unit. This initiative reduces our carbon footprint by 50%.
Our Resort Solar Farm
We provide 21% of our daily electrical demand for our on-site laundry and dry cleaning facility through our resort solar farm, we aim to increase on-site supply to 60% with our planned extension of the farm.
We Conserve Natural Resources
We have installed fifteen electric car charging points across the resort for our guests to use. We have introduced a number of hybrid vehicles to our resort fleet and aim to operate from only hybrid and electric vehicles in the near future.
Our Wastewater is Self-Treated
All sanitary wastewater is treated on-site in our wastewater treatment facility. Wastewater is monitored, processed and cleaned to an optimal level before it is safely released back to the environment, reducing this burden on the local authority and contributing significantly to the local community.
Our Water Supply is Self-Contained
Our gardens and golf course water comes from our on-site lake. We also produce clean and treated water from two underground aquifers to supply our hotel bathrooms.
ISO International Sustainability Standard
The Golf Course at Adare Manor is proud to be the first golf course to receive the ISO’s International Sustainability Standard 20121 following the JP McManus Pro-Am’s successful implementation of the standard. A globally recognised framework for sustainable event management, the ISO 20121 stems from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games’ sustainability strategy and legacy commitments.
Throughout the Pro-Am tournament, we committed to celebrating every birdie made, from both professionals and amateurs, by planting five new sapling trees for each birdie, or better, accompanying the 16,000 native trees that have been planted on the resort since 2016.
Alan MacDonnell, The Golf Course at Adare Manor’s Superintendent, supported the announcement by saying: “Our natural surroundings provide a platform for everything that we do, and we are devoted to returning the same nurture and care to our beautiful home that it has so unconditionally granted to us.
“The JP McManus Pro-Am is a fantastic celebration and opportunity to support the local Mid-West community, and we’re delighted to continue the theme with our latest tree planting initiative and build on our wider resort sustainability commitments to support our local community and guest experience here at Adare. We look forward to witnessing the results of our actions today over the coming years, and the green road ahead to 2027.”
We are members of Clean The World and are proud holders of the Green Hospitality Ireland Gold Award.