Environmental Policy Statement
The Roadside Tavern has joined the Burren Ecotourism project. We are committed to educating environmental awareness, conservation, education, research and traffic management for the Burren to all visitors.
We are committed to conserve energy
Objective: To discontinue using coal and briquettes in the open fire in the bar thus reduce carbon emissions. We plan to improve insulation in the property in order to reduce the heating required.
We are committed to reducing waste and Recycle as much as possible of the raw materials that we utilise in the Roadside Tavern and sustainable processing and sourcing of food. The Roadside Tavern got an Energy Audit done in 2007 and we follow the recommendations from that report. We have changed our electricity supplier to a company that uses renewable sources to create energy. We continually look at new, innovative ideas in our processes to reduce water and energy use.
Objective: We plan to investigate the possibility of recycling food waste
We are also committed to sustainable tourism and the care for the environment and to leave as little trace as possible.
All the fish we offer in our menu are 100% Irish, sourced from Clare Island in Co Mayo, Co Donegal and Co Waterford.
We are committed to source locally and/or organically produced raw materials and food to keep the food mileage as low as possible. This helps to support and grow our local community and local economy. The majority of the foods we use like cheeses, vegetables, fish and meat we source are produced in Co Clare and also from all over Ireland.
Objective: We will strive to increase the number of local suppliers
Birgitta & Peter Curtin are Slow Food Members and believe in as well as support that movement.
We employ staff who lives locally. They support the local economy and its services.