Environmental, Sustainable and Social responsibility at the Dingle Skellig Hotel
Here at the Dingle Skellig Hotel our commitment to our responsibility to the environment, our planet and our community is at the heart of our values. Our aim is to understand, control, monitor and reduce our use of water and energy as well as reducing our production of waste.
We have implemented a number of actions within the hotel and each of our department heads lead their team on fostering and embracing these values.
We do hope that during your stay that you will assist us on our journey.
We have our own water supply here at the hotel and meter read to keep track of use.
We have 4 EV chargers at the hotel which are complementary to our residents.
We have installed our first Solar Panels – 92 in total – in October 2023.
We embrace and encourage our recycling and carbon reduction policy and have a reusable cup policy for staff.
We have installed water stations with water from our natural well for guests and have removed all plastic water bottles in the hotel.
In excess of 80% of our cleaning products used within the hotel contain plant based ingredients from renewable sources and are 100% biodegradable.
We are rolling out the use of refillable in room amenities through the hotel.
We encourage waste sorting in rooms and offer recycling bags. We also have colour coded bins for our staff use for ease.
Our towel and linen reuse policy is displayed in our guest rooms.
Where possible, all of our print material is now printed on uncoated stock made from recycled paper.
We encourage all communication to be digital to reduce printing of memos.
We have reduced our print order of items and reuse waste paper in the offices.
Our wedding flowers, wedding menu covers and table décor are all reusable.
We employ a local workforce where possible with many staff relocating to Dingle and walking to work.
We buy local where possible to reduce food miles and keep our carbon footprint low. We ask suppliers to also be mindful of packaging and to reuse their packaging where possible.
As members of Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance we encourage slow tourism and responsible tourism.
Each year we support a number of local charities, events and fundraisers.
Harnessing the power of the Sun
New in 2023
We’re delighted to announce the installation of state-of-the-art solar panels, marking a significant stride toward reducing our carbon footprint. Harnessing a total solar power capacity of 50.6 kW, the system installed by local company Solar Beo, comprises 92 LR5-72HBD-550M panels, each boasting a remarkable 550 watts. Annually, these panels generate 46,779 kWh of clean, green energy, powering our facilities with renewable electricity equivalent to powering 4 average households for a year. Ensuring longevity and reliability, these solar panels come with a remarkable 30-year warranty, demonstrating our commitment to both environmental stewardship and lasting quality.
We have also integrated cutting-edge technology to optimise control and accessibility. Through a user-friendly mobile application, our team can actively monitor and manage our solar energy system in real-time. This empowers us to track energy production, consumption patterns, and efficiency levels seamlessly. Whether it’s observing the daily energy output or remotely adjusting settings for enhanced performance, the app offers comprehensive control.
Our investment in this solar infrastructure signifies more than just sustainable energy production; it reflects our dedication to environmental responsibility and creating a greener future. By utilizing solar power, we’re significantly reducing our reliance on non-renewable resources and minimizing our carbon emissions. This aligns with our overarching commitment to fostering a sustainable environment while offering an exceptional hospitality experience.
Join us in our journey toward a more sustainable tomorrow. Experience the harmony of luxury and eco-consciousness at our hotel, where every ray of sunshine powers not just our facilities but also our shared commitment to a greener planet.