Inspired by our landscape, language and heritage we promote Fanad globally to benefit Fanad locally.


At Fanad Lighthouse sustainability underpins everything we do. As a social enterprise we want to develop as an asset to the local community, culturally and economically, by providing employment in a remote, rural area, and by building a visitor experience that our community can be proud of. We want to ensure that visitors enjoy their time here, while also protecting what makes it special – this pristine coastal environment, the wildlife that inhabit it, and this unique heritage building.

Examples of ways in which we work towards sustainability are:

  • We are a member of Sustainable Travel Ireland
  • We are a member of Leave No Trace
  • We are a member of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan
  • We are an affiliate of Clean Coasts
  • We have accredited eco-tourism training with the Wild Atlantic Ocean Heritage program
  • We have a No Plastics policy – no single-use plastics in the shop, café, or elsewhere on site – glass bottles and compostable or reusable cups in the café
  • Sourcing goods and services locally as much as possible
  • Developing as a community hub, as an asset to locals and community groups
  • Speaking, promoting and supporting the Irish language – we are the designated language services for the Fanad Gaeltacht
  • Creating opportunities for local artists, craftspeople, designers and photographers, whose work we stock in our craft shop
  • Choosing suppliers who use ethical and eco-friendly materials with sustainable/biodegradable packaging
  • Education and events to highlight the importance of our marine and coastal environment
  • Encouraging contributions to Citizen Science
  • Responsible marketing


Sustainability Policy 2023-2024

“Tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities”. – UNWTO


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