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Kerry hotels first to sign up to Flogas carbon offsetting initiative

At the presentation of the Flogas Carbon Offsetting Certificate to Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa were l/r: Padraig McGillicuddy proprietor and general manager; Michael Murphy, area sales representative, Flogas; Tadgh McGillicuddy, assistant manager and Thys Vogels, hotel manager.  


At the presentation of the Flogas Carbon Offsetting Certificate to the Castlerosse Park Resort in Killarney were l/r: Michael Murphy, area sales representative, Flogas and Mark Bowe, deputy general manager.  




Two well-known Kerry hotels, the Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa in Tralee and the Castlerosse Park Resort in Killarney, are the first Flogas customers to sign up to the company’s recently launched carbon offsetting initiative.  

The two luxury hotels will now compensate for over 700 tonnes in LPG-related carbon emissions in 2020 by investing in climate protection projects via Flogas and its collaboration with South Pole, a gold standard provider of carbon offsetting projects worldwide. Carbon emission reductions are certified through globally recognised standards and audited by independent third parties. 

Padraig McGillicuddy, proprietor of Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa, said, “This is a superb initiative and makes us all more accountable for our carbon footprint. We are delighted to lead the way on this and encourage other hotels and industry to do similar and reduce our impact and improve sustainability on our precious planet.” 

Mark Bowe, deputy general manager, Castlerosse Park Resort said, “We are delighted to team up with Flogas on its carbon offsetting initiative. Flogas can help us with our “Green Agenda” as we believe that we all have an important role to play in protecting and enhancing the environment and our wonderful location. Some of our exciting initiatives include a 100% Organic Herb Garden, a Biodiversity Garden and our own on-site well. We also plan to unveil serval other initiatives in the coming weeks, and we look forward to building a greener future with Flogas.  

Carbon offsetting is recognised worldwide as a way of managing carbon emissions.  For a minimal fee, Flogas will purchase carbon credits on behalf of participating commercial customers like Ballygarry House and Castlerosse Park, investing in sustainable global projects that either reduce or capture an equivalent amount of carbon emissions. 

John Rooney, managing director, Flogas Ireland said, “ We’re delighted to welcome Ballygarry House and Castlerosse Park as our very first customers for the carbon offsetting initiative.  We would also urge other business customers to take a proactive approach towards tackling climate change and differentiate themselves from the competition. Participating customers will be able to display marketing materials and certificates demonstrating their carbon offsets and it’s an excellent opportunity for savvy business owners keen to get ahead of the curve.” 

Examples of the supported projects include forest protection, providing access to clean and efficient LPG cookstoves, supporting renewable energy projects and wastewater treatment and biogas utilisation projects.