The Killarney Park is located in one of the most beautiful areas in the world. Protecting this amazing landscape and environment is extremely important to us at The Killarney Park Hotel.
At The Killarney Park, we believe that sustainable tourism is tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social, and environmental impacts while addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment, and host communities (UNWTO, n.d.). We therefore aim to reduce our negative effects and increase our positive impacts.
In line with this we continually strive to improve our environment practices in a range of areas including energy, single use plastic and water usage. Sustainability is a journey of continuous improvement, and we aim to highlight our areas that require development through regular measurement and assessment.
We commit to measuring our water, energy, and waste usage on a monthly basis and then to reducing consumption where possible. We use 100% renewable electricity with Electric Ireland and BioLPG. We have a daily energy walk in the hotel during which the manager on duty checks each department to turn off lights, heating and equipment that does not need to be on. We have implemented processes and schedules in each department so that lights and equipment are not turned on when not required.
To learn more about what we do you can check out our sustainability policy here.