Environmentally friendly, Eco-Tourism focused Holiday Accommodation
Eco-Tourism is defined as “Conservation orientated, primarily
nature-based, providing a unique experience firmly grounded in sustainable
principles and practices.” At Dromard, we try to be conservation
conscious, and energy efficient, and to appeal to those with an
interest in an environmentally friendly holiday.
Here are some of the ways we
WOODWARM = SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
Your heating and hot water are
from a woodstove, fuelled by timber obtained by careful woodland
management. This has lower carbon emissions than oil, and is sustainable.
Clive has awards for farm conservation, woodland management, and
has been Ulster winner of the B.G.S Countryside management Awards.
Along with managing existing
woods, lots more pockets have been planted, and some unusual tree
species. The Woodwarm project has been supported by the E.U. Inter-reg
.111 A Programme for Ireland/N.I, through the Green Box, and its
implementing agents, Border Action and DARD. To learn more, contact
The Green Box at www.greenbox.ie
also recycle glass, tin, plastic, card and paper, and use low energy
lighting where possible.
In Spring 2015, sixteen solar panels were added to the south facing roof of the main farmhouse, to increase use of renewable energy at Dromard.
TRAILS & WALKS
We have developed two walks to allow our guests access to the wood
and shore land , where the lake is bordered by damp pastures, ferns
and native Irish woodlands which provide a haven for wildlife. On
one walk, tree species have been labelled.
The area supports many species of plants and animals and is designated
as a Special Area for Conservation. The wood and shore land at Dromard
is protected from livestock, since it also forms part of an Environmentally
Badger, Stoat, Squirrel, Hedgehog, Fox, Irish Hare,
Rabbit, and various types of bat including pippistrel and horseshoe.
Please remember, most species are shy and nocturnal.
In 2003, Dromard was the subject of a two week long
survey of bird life by the R.S.P.B. A map is available which
shows all the different species found.
Mute and Whooper swan, Greylag Goose, Coot,
Wagtail, Gold Crest, Song Thrush, Mistle thrush, Stonechat, Willow
Warbler, Reed Bunting, Grebe and Buzzard.
Lough Erne is a mixed coarse and game fishery.
Game angling mainly takes place on the lower lough. Upper Lough
Erne, with its maze of channels and islands is an ideal habitat
for pike, perch bream, eel and roach.
We have outhouses where bait, and equipment
can be stored.
Come and Discover Dromard:
In the heart of the Country, on the edge of Town