We Care

Red Carnation Hotels is part of the TTC family of brands and works in proud partnership with its TreadRight Foundation to #MakeTravelMatter.

At The Lodge at Ashford Castle, we support charities such as WE Charity and are dedicated to eliminating unnecessary single-use plastics. The Red Carnation family was proud to restore the Ashford Estate to its former glory and we continue to work closely with the local community to preserve it for future generations.



Our Initiatives

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Last Straw Campaign

Did you know that the world uses over 500 million unrecyclable plastic straws a day? Plastic straws are one of many types of plastic polluting our earth and harming our wildlife. We are passionate about eradicating single use plastics. The campaign strives to educate the public about its effects on our health, our environment, and our oceans.

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Clean the World

Clean the World Foundation is a global health organisation committed to improving the quality of life for vulnerable communities around the world. We provide sustainable resources, programming and education focused on water, sanitation and hygiene for all those affected by poverty, homelessness and humanitarian or natural crisis. 
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Hand in hand

We arrange a number of different events throughout the year and to date have raised over €12,000 across the Estate for this wonderful charity. We had a number of different activities throughout the year such as a Christmas Raffle and a 5km fun run. Guests also got involved and contributed €1 toward the charity on their bill. 
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WE Charity

ME To WE is part of WE, a family of organizations making doing good, doable. WE Charity empower domestic and international change. We sell ME To WE chocolates in every hotel to help a social enterprise that creates socially conscious products and experiences to help directly benefit their local communities and the world.
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Polytunnel to plate

We launched our third polytunnel at The Lodge, which enables us to enjoy fresh produce on site and guests can be involved too.

A polytunnel tour commences at 11.30am each morning alongside our chefs, to pick vegetables and forage other herbs that will then be prepared for their evening meal.



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Sustainability Committee

Red Carnation Hotels supports and encourages a wide selection of green initiatives and is fully committed to sustainability. Our Sustainability Committee is led by Victoria Tollman (Director of The Travel Corporation, Red Carnation Hotels and the Bouchard Finlayson winery) and Red Carnation's Managing Director Jonathan Raggett.

Projects and progress

Earth Day
Happy Earth Day

Managing Director Jonathan Raggett, shares his thoughts and reflections on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

22nd April 2020

Single Use Plastic
Eliminating single use plastic in hospitality

Red Carnation Hotels paves the way for a more sustainable, plastic-free future.

09th April 2020

Mountain view
Paradise lost & found: reflections on Earth Month

Chief TreadRight and Sustainability Officer Shannon Guihan, reflects on travel during the current global crisis. 

09th April 2020

Eliminating Food Waste
How to eliminate food waste at home

Inspired by our initiative to reduce food waste across our hotels, these easy to adopt tricks and tips will help you reduce food waste at home.

02nd April 2020

ME to WE chocolates with red carnation flowers in the background
ME to WE: Empowering women around the world

At all our hotels, we sell ME to WE chocolates. Here we explore how these chocolates are empowering women.

06th March 2020

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Make travel matter: take the pledge

The TreadRight Foundation's new video explores how individual choices make travel matter.

05th February 2020

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