Wednesday October 28, 2020

Tourism body promotes 'green' destinations

A traditional stone hill village in Spiddal, Co Galway has achieved the gold standard in Ireland's inaugural eco-tourism certification awards.

29th September, 2012
Dearbhaill Standún and Charlie Troy of Cnoc Suain, Galway. Their cottage received the gold standard eco tourism stamp. Photo: Aengus McMahon

A traditional stone hill village in Spiddal, County Galway and the Clare house made famous as the home of Father Ted have achieved the gold standard in Ireland's inaugural eco-tourism certification awards.

Eco Tourism Ireland, which aims to establish the country as a major eco-tourism destination, will be officially launched on Thursday and will award eight sustainable tourism businesses gold standard accreditations. These will include Glanquin House in the Burren, which featured in Father Ted,...

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