Sustainability at Ballintubbert
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do in Ballintubbert. We are passionate about the environment and every decision we make in the estate is based on our earth friendly ethos. We are based in 14 acres of organically certified gardens, where all weeds are hand pulled, where Blackbirds are our slug control and where Bees holiday in our purpose built beetopia area.
Whether it’s something as small as using ethical toiletries in the bathrooms, or something as large as our bio gas heating system, or our 100% green electricity supply we are on a mission to lighten our carbon footprint collectively which in turn can make a big difference. Our water comes from our own well and given to guests in glass bottles to remove the need for plastic bottles. Guests are free to avail of the abundance of clean chemical free drinking water.
Our chefs are passionate about using the best local produce, and work in a way that is as low impact as possible. We know our producers, and know that food tastes best when it’s local, seasonal and organic where possible. Luckily, the produce we have in Ireland is some of the best in the world.
To manage our waste we are committed to recycling. We upcycle as much as possible. We use led lighting across the estate. Our cosy fires and fire pits are fuelled by wood grown in the estate or sourced locally. Rain water is collected for garden water management. We have moved to chemical free cleaning products.
We try to do our bit for the planet quietly and efficiently, it is ingrained in the history and ethos of Ballintubbert. Most importantly, we know that being as sustainable as we can be shouldn’t impact on comfort, style and warmth. We offer our guests a luxurious exclusive stay whilst helping the environment and ensuring the future of this wonderful escape in nature.
We are certified members of Irish Organic Trust which is the only Irish developed environmental certification standard.