Stroll Porto’s ancient Ribeira district, indulge in cutting-edge cuisine and immerse yourself in an energetic art scene. Hear the soulful sound of Fado music waft through the streets as you slow down and sip a bica (espresso) at a local café. You’re a
Dromoland Castle Site of the 2015 Post-Extension Destination This year’s trip extension is to the world famous Dromoland Castle in the West of Ireland. Dromoland is a 16th-century Gothic fortress located eight miles from Shannon and is perched on the edge of Lough Dromoland. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and recognized as a leader when it comes to environmentally friendly initiatives. Although the Castle looks like something out of a fairy tale, no fairy godmother waved a magic wand and reduced the carbon footprint overnight. Despite working within the connes of a centuries old structure, Dromoland Castle’s amazing “Green Team” has come close to achieving their dream of operating a carbon neutral property. The Greenest Castle on the Emerald Isle Our responsibility to the community Ireland Dromoland Castle The Europe Hotel & Resort 90 % amount of fossil fuel reduced for all hot water and heating needs by Dromoland Castle, still keeping guests toasty and warm while reading a book by the replace Commitment to Community Castle sta has created a vegetable garden containing carrots, parsnips, onions, lettuce, turnips, potatoes and cabbage for the local school and helped them earn the Green Flag Award.