At Dromoland Castle
“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
We regularly plant trees around the golf course and get our stakeholders involved, local communities, schools, and tour operators. In February 2020 we hosted the The Incoming Tour Operators Association – Ireland, comprising of 32 of Irelands leading inbound tour operators.
As part of the ITOA Responsible Tourism initiative 40 mature oak trees were donated, along with site clearance costs by ITOA members as part of their carbon off-setting for the weekend. President Rob Rankin said “we are delighted to be making this contribution to the estate. As well as the carbon off-set it also contributes to the Estates plan to replace trees that have been lost over the past years due to storm damage.
According to Dorothy Madden, head gardener in Dromoland, oak trees take 300 years to grow, 300 years to live and 300 years to die, so it’s nice to know that our contribution to the environment will be enjoyed for generations to come.”