This section is dedicated to innovative, proactive and environmentally responsible businesses that through supportive partnerships and joined up thinking are creating Green Destinations. The partners comprise accommodation providers, activities, bars, restaurants, shops, activities and attractions that have received environmental certification or are members of a GreenTravel recognised responsible business programme. Their commitment to responsible tourism means that you can choose a destination for your trip – be it a weekend visit or a fortnight of fun – in the knowledge that you can sleep, eat, hang out, run around, visit, chill out and shop responsibly.

They are leading the way in boosting Irish tourism and establishing Ireland as the Green Destination for homegrown and international travelers.

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Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience

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Standing 214 metres above the Atlantic and stretching for 8 km along the coast of north county Clare, the Cliffs of Moher have been a popular destination for visitors for over 100 years and are now the most visited natural attraction in Ireland.

The visitor centre houses the Cliffs View Café, Cliffs Exhibition, Puffin's Nest Cafe, Shannon Heritage Gift Shop, toilets on both floors, reception and visitor information areas.

The Cliffs Exhibition includes interactive exhibits and displays with infomation on geology, flora, fauna and history of the cliffs and the locality.

The Clare Journey is a short film showcasing other attractions in county Clare and the Ledge is a virtual reality cliff face adventure. Postcard from the Edge allows visitors to choose a backdrop and make a short movie of themselves to email to their friends and family back home from the media wall.

The Cliffs View Cafe on the first floor offers a delicious menu using local ingredients and yummy treats from local food producers. Other facilities provided for onsite include local craft outlets, outdoor viewing areas, O’Briens Tower and parking. Visitors can also access the cliff coastal walk which runs along the cliff top from Doolin to the north to Liscannor to the south.

Outside, visitors can meet our cliff rangers who monitor wildlife and can provide a wide range of information to visitors curious to learn more about the cliffs. The Cliffs of Moher are a ‘Signature Discovery Point’ on the Wild Atlantic Way. This route along the wild west coast of Ireland is showcasing the raw beauty of Ireland to visitors all over the world.

A number of businesses, of which the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience is one, have formed the Burren Ecotourism Network with the aim of making the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark area a premier global destination in ecotourism.

Burren Ecotourism’s objective is to ensure that an exciting and memorable holiday experience is had by all who visit the area, which in turn supports sustainability and conservation efforts in the local community. The business network prides itself on providing genuine and authentic experiences for everyone who comes to the Burren, with a strong emphasis on the local people, local food as well as informative and/or exhilarating nature-based activities.

The Cliffs of Moher are a Special Protected Area (SPA) under Irish & EU legislation. The area is of special importance due to the presence bird species such as Chough, Fulmar, Kittiwake, Guillemot Razorbill and Puffin. The site is also of conservation interest as a breeding site for over 30,000 seabirds.

The Cliffs of Moher are situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty and we appreciate the need to protect and preserve our environment for future generations. Our environmental strategy has included effective waste management, energy savings, increasing use of local producers and suppliers, reduction in the use of water and chemicals and promoting businesses in the locality.

A ‘Green Team’ made up of Cliffs of Moher staff and tenants meet regularly to review waste, energy and resource management, local supplier opportunities and sustainable practices in purchasing and operations.

Past projects which have contributed hugely to making our business more sustainable have included conversion to more energy efficient LED bulbs, conversion to waterless urinals, installation of aerators in the motion sensor taps and the introduction of compostable cups and packaging in the Cliffs View Café.

A modern building management system enables us to carefully monitor and manage with great detail our energy and water use. Detailed monthly reports are also kept on all waste collected from the site. Targets set annually for waste, water and energy use are based on previous year’s results and are designed to help us attain improved results year on year.

Our efforts have been rewarded in the past, winning a Green Award in 2010 and the Cliffs View Cafe winning a Sutainable Menu Award in 2015. We are currently certified under the Green Hospitality Programme.

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