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Family Green Holidays

Family Green Holidays2017-02-27T15:31:41+00:00

Experience the west of Ireland

with a small carbon footprint.

Make your holiday make a difference! A green family holiday at Slieve Aughty Centre promises comfort, fun and choice, all with a minimal carbon footprint by you and us. Be a part of a growing trend to care for and protect the planet we depend on without sacrificing quality.

A family green holiday begins with your booking. Do all your booking and payments online. Use our transfer information page to plan your arrival by train and ferry and avoid air travel. If this is not an option, use public transport once you arrive in Ireland. We can even have road worthy bicycles waiting for you upon your arrival for cycling enthusiasts.

Stay in The Three Towers Eco House or Family Eco-Lodge, both of which are eco friendly accommodation. Food at the centre is cooked fresh with organic ingredients grown on the farm or locally-sourced, but if you prefer a self-catering option this is possible from September to June.

Although the accommodation is lovely, we’ve got a fantastic menu of activities to get you out and about. These may include:

  • organic gardening
  • entertainment at the local pub
  • horse riding
  • guided/self guided walks
  • cycling trails*
    visit the Enchanted Forest
  • outdoor survival skills
  • recycled art
  • visit to a local attraction*

and more!

With choices for each day, there is something for everyone and lots of variety. Email us for more information and availability.

Latest News

Eat Together for TIAFI

Every year the Three Towers invites guests to join us for a night of unique and delicious Syrian food, served traditionally. All proceeds go to TIAFI, a charity based in Izmir, Turkey helping Syrian Refugee women & kids without means build up their lives again.

TIAFI stands for Turkish and International Assistance for Integration. This is a great project and set up by Ann O’Rourke from Waterford.

Esther was inspired by Ann O’Rourke and travelled to Izmir in November 2017 to visit the Day-Centre and help in the kitchen. Since then, every year in the beginning of November we come together and eat Syrian food on a long table.

‘If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to built a longer table then a higher fence’

All proceeds go to TIAFI. Find out more about Ann O’Rourke’s inspiring work, or make a donation!  Click here…

This year we cooked:

Quinoa-kale salad,

Bulgur Salad,(Eetch)

Home made Hummus and pita bread,

Kebab Hindi (meatballs in Tomato Sauce)

Some of the recipes came from Rada Assi, from Alleppo.

Family Easter Activities

The weather forecast looks great, so get the kids out and about!

The Spring Festival is in full swing, with Easter bunny tracks and riddles along the way to the Enchanted Forest, Easter arts and crafts, face painting, fun dressing up clothes, animals to pet and visit, and gentle quiet ponies to ride.  The go karts and small playground are always a hit with the kids, while the adults can enjoy a glass of organic wine or fair trade tea/coffee.

 

In the Enchanted Forest see if Ruby the Good Witch is in her hut, sprinkle your fairy dust, cross the rustic bridge to see the treetop fairy village, and jump on the troll’s stumps.  Along the way stop at the stone tower for a great view and visit the nature hut.

 

Slieve Aughty Things To Do EasterThe Three Towers is up and running all day with delicious homemade organic food, from our famous pancakes to Burren Smoked Salmon salad and weekend specials.  As an extra special family treat, Friday pizza parties are back with free face painting, pony rides and crafts from 6-7pm on April 19th and 26th.  Book now to make your own organic pizza and enjoy the delicious wood-smoked flavour from the clay oven this Friday.

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