Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Glenribbeen Eco Lodge: the Green Holiday Destination

Glenribbeen, a Fáilte Ireland 3* Bed & Breakfast, has a slew of awards to its name including a Georgina Campbell “Good Food” Award 2009 and GHA Ireland (GOLD) Award. Chief among its achievements however must be the prestigious E.U. Green Flower Award for ecologically friendly accommodation. Glenribbeen Eco Lodge is the only accommodation in southern Ireland to achieve the accolade.

However Glenribbeen Eco Lodge Bed and Breakfast, located between Lismore and Cappoquin, offers much more than “accommodation without the footprint.” Not content with providing shelter to the weary traveller Glenribbeen is ready and willing to entertain. Its energetic guests may borrow canoes, bikes, kites and various garden games or learn a new skill. Accommodation is dog friendly and alternative cuisines are skilfully catered for.

Archery School: Glenribbeen’s proprietor, Peter O'Connor, is an I.T.F.A.S. associated coach. At Glenribbeen, Peter has a purpose built archery shoot where one learns to “loose arrows” correctly and safely. The school teaches traditional (instinctive) archery to prepare fledgling archers for club/course shoots. Safety is paramount and learners will also gain a flavour of rich archery lore. Various bows are available including a 7’ English long bow. Glenribbeen Lodge also has the facilities to make arrows and show the proper care of archer and equipment.

School Of Music: the Glenribbeen School of Traditional Music is affiliated to Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and run by Peter O'Connor T.T.C.T. and S.C.T. (senior-level). All ages and levels catered for. Peter has played fiddle since 1963 and the music school has been running since 1998. Lessons are available to guests on request.

Bat Watch: Peter’s popular ‘Bat Watch’ walks will recommence in May 2011.

Contact Glenribbeen Eco Lodge-
Address:Glenribbeen, Lismore, County Waterford
Tel:(0)58 54499/(0)86 6017176
Website: www.glenribbeen.com

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