We are committed to a greener future at Adare Manor
Recently our resort celebrated recognition by the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) after the JP McManus Pro-Am’s successful implementation of the ISO’s International Sustainability Standard 20121, a globally recognised framework for sustainable event management which stems from the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games’ sustainability strategy and legacy commitments. The Golf Course at Adare Manor was the first golf course to have achieved this certification.
During tournament play we celebrated every birdie made, from both professionals and amateurs, by planting five new sapling trees for each birdie, or better. The result is that we have pledged to plant 6,025 trees within our grounds, which will add to the 16,000 native trees that we have planted at the resort since 2016.
“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,” – Alan MacDonnell, The Golf Course at Adare Manor’s Superintendent.
We were delighted to see our efforts further recognised with a Limerick Chamber ‘Best Sustainable Business’ award shortlist nomination, with the winner to be announced in November.
This marks our latest commitment to creating a greener future through our elevated sustainability agenda, with plans that also include:
- Eliminating food waste through the use of an on-site biodigester and recycling it into social enriching compost
- Constructing new wetlands to create land-based carbon storage to aid water quality and wildlife inhabitation
- Introducing seven hives of honeybees to catalyse resort pollination and thriving flora
- Increasing on-site energy provided via the existing resort solar farm, which already supplies electrical demand for laundry and dry cleaning facilities, from 21% to 60%
- Enhancing sustainable water supply to ensure the golf course and gardens are self-contained using its on-site lakes
The sixth iteration of the JP McManus Pro-Am began on Monday 4th July 2022, welcoming eight of the Top 10 men’s players in the world, as well as celebrities from the sport and entertainment world, to thrill around 40,000 spectators each day. The two-day charity tournament raised over 100 million euro in funds for the JP McManus Benevolent Fund and celebrates the first championship event at Adare Manor following Tom Fazio’s immaculate golf course renovation in 2018.