At Clare’s Rock we’re not ECO to be different. We’re ECO to make a difference!
We do the big things
- Power generation
- Solar heating of water
- Waste water treatment
- Water conservation
You can help with the small things. Stay at Clare’s Rock and make the difference.
Clare’s Rock is now run on clean renewable energies. We have installed a C&F wind turbine for electricity and heat to add to our solar panels for heating water. We produce enough electricity for all our heating, lighting, hot water, washing, and all customers needs. Excess power is fed back to the national grid.
In 2011 we helped Shannon trails to develop a signed loop walk around the Carron Turlough to add to the Carron Loop walk which is one of the most popular walks in the Burren.
Clare’s Rock hostel is an eco-friendly hostel in the Burren, which is one of the few truly eco-friendly destinations remaining in the world.
It’s not all rocket science
- We don’t waste water
- We have our own well
- We have push button taps and showers
- Basins are used for washing dishes
- We recycle all waste
- Waste is divided into recyclable and compostable waste. Only what is left is sent to dump
- We produce our own power
Thanks to CLDC LEADER we now produce more that enough electricity to provide for all our electrical needs. Our C&F wind turbine produces the ultimate clean energy. This is supplemented by our solar panels that heat water for showers when there is bright or sunny weather.
Wind and sunshine are used when at all possible to dry our sheets outside.
On our farm we participate in environmental protection schemes. This includes protection of watercourses, stone walls, monuments and wildlife habitats. We are also participating in The BurrenLife project. We are happy to show guests around the farm and explain the unique system of farming practiced in the Burren.
Come and see the Swallows, Housemartins and Finches nest at Clare’s Rock during the summer months or the occasional kestrel hovering in the skies around Carron.
Leave the limestone pavement as you find it and preserve natural habitats.
Leave wildflowers undisturbed.
Take care not to damage monuments, walls and buildings Respect landowners, their property and their livestock.
Park and camp in designated area.
Leave no trace of your visit, take nothing but memories.
Clare’s Rock was one of the original members of the Burren Ecotourism Network.