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An eco-friendly countryside venue. Perfect for your next event.

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ECO FRIENDLY VENUE

PRIVATE EVENT HIRE

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We are a small sustainable Eco Tourism business with strong green credentials. Our aim is to protect our sustainable space and to make it attractive, warm and comfortable for our guests. We are very happy to have received several awards for our Eco Tourism business.

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What events is our Barn perfect for?
We are a perfect venue for private family events. We have a maximum capacity of 30 for all family events e.g. anniversaries, birthdays ,christenings. Civil Marriages by arrangement.

Availability and Cost
Hire the Barn from 11.00 to 4.00 PM any day – Monday to Thursday at a cost of €400. The cost includes access to
– Parking up to 30 cars
– Electric Car Charger
– Completely private
– Good broadband
– Overhead projector
– Blackout blinds
– Wheelchair friendly

Extras
A three-course organic lunch can be supplied if required. Cost of lunch is extra. Tea and coffee available all day at no extra cost.

How do I book the Barn?
Conference and Meeting Co-ordinator: Mary White

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I booked the barn at Blackstairs Ecotrails for a private foraging event with friends. The walk, wild food foraging, cook up and tasting of new foods was brilliant. I enjoyed the whole experience and the recipes and all the information supplied too. Thank you Mary and Robert.

Dorothy KitchinDirector, Juniper Barn

I have been to Blackstairs Ecotrails many times with my family and give it my highest recommendation. It's an opportunity for us to all reconnect with nature and learn from the well of knowledge that is Mary and Robert. It's become our favourite annual trip every year.

Keith BarryKeynote Speaker, Mentalist and TV Personality

Mary and Robert have a really lovely event space at Blackstairs Ecotrails. Friends of the Earth hosted a full weekend of workshops here. There are plenty of spaces for break outs and small working groups, and a lovely big area for plenary sessions and more formal lectures. Great food keeps everyone smiling, and the the quite surrounds really make you feel like you have escaped the normal every day. It is truly a magical place, steeped in natural beauty and biodiversity in abounds. It is easy to have new ideas here without distraction.

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FAQ’S ABOUT BOOKING OUR ECO-FRIENDLY VENUE

What are the benefits of choosing a sustainable venue for my event?

Choosing a sustainable venue means making a choice that aligns with your green values. A sustainable venue considers all aspect of the venue from the materials that is used to build it, the energy, waste and water it uses and generated. You can read more about our sustainable practices here.

How many people can your eco-friendly venue cater for?

We can cater for a maximum of 30 guests.

How can a venue's sustainability be verified?

For the last 10 years Blackstairs Ecotrails has been awarded Gold accreditation from Eco Tourism Ireland.

Do sustainable venues typically cost more than traditional venues?

No, there is little to no difference in cost when hiring a sustainable venue.

What steps can I take to ensure that my event at an eco-friendly venue leaves a positive environmental legacy?

Always choose a venue that are aligned with networks and organistions such as Leave no Trace and Sustainable Ireland Network. Blackstairs Eco Trails are proud members of both. We have also won awards from Eco Tourism Ireland.

What makes a venue eco-friendly?

Energy, waste and water are all key elements of our ecotourism policy. Whilst the nature of our business means that we don’t need to use a lot of energy or water but we ensure that it’s minimal and that our energy is sustainably sourced. We conserve water at every opportunity and recycle or compost the major of our waste produced.

Can I take a tour of the sustainable features of the venue before booking?

Yes. We ask guests for a minimum donation of €10.

How do sustainable venues manage energy consumption?

– Our electricity is sourced from Electric Ireland who source the majority of their energy from sustainable sources.
– We use Geothermal under floor heating sourced from the ground to heat our premises.
– We use wood from our woodlands for open fires and wood burning stoves. These woodlands are sustainably  managed and annual replanting occurs.

Find out more about our energy useage here

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