Sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism

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Green rolling hills in Ireland


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Shamrocker Adventures, in partnership with the TreadRight Foundation, encourages the sustainable development of tourism by supporting projects that benefit the environment, heritage, and community. Born from The Travel Corporation (TTC) Chief Executive Brett Tollman’s vision to make travel matter, The TreadRight Foundation has spent the last decade working to help support more than 50 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The TreadRight Foundation is at the heart of TTC's commitment to making tourism a force for positive change around the world and this is just the beginning. #MakeTravelMatter To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit

The stories of our partners and projects

A leading environmentalist, adventurer and explorer, Céline Cousteau truly embodies the TreadRight philosophy. As a documentary filmmaker and gifted storyteller, Céline has travelled the world working to help amplify the voices of the amazing individuals who are working to protect ecosystems, wildlife, and people. In 2015, TreadRight welcomed Céline as our official ambassador, helping us tell the stories of our projects and partners.

Dingle Peninsula, Ireland


Coach travel has been proven to reduce congestion and cause less pollution per passenger kilometre than any other transportation option.* Our coach fleet is among the most efficient in Europe and complies with EU emissions standards V & VI.

GHG Conversion Factors in Kilometres

  • Air* 0.1891 kgs CO 2 / passenger km
  • Car** 0.1915 kgs CO 2 / passenger km
  • Rail 0.0488 kgs CO 2 / passenger km
  • Coach*** 0.0287 kgs CO 2 / passenger km

* DEFRA (Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) GHG Conversion Factors 2013

** Car assumes national UK average of 1.5 people per car.

*** Assumes average of 36 passengers

Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland


As part of our sustainability journey, we feel it’s important to provide our guests and our team with the necessary information to allow them to make responsible travel choices whenever possible. With this in mind, we are happy to provide you with opportunities to carbon offset your travel experience.

If you’re looking to offset your carbon footprint for an upcoming or previous travel experience, our not-for-profit TreadRight Foundation has identified four leading carbon offset programs - Conservation International Carbon FundmyclimateThe Nature Conservancy, and Rainforest Concern – Forest Credits - that provide travellers with a number of ways in which to offset your travel experiences and a variety of carbon offset projects to choose from. There are things we can all do in our lives to minimize our environmental impact - both at home and while travelling. TreadRight has compiled a list of suggestions for all travelers. Learn about some simple actions you can take to reduce your impact and travel responsibly here.