Be kind to yourself and to the environment on a relaxing eco-retreat in the midst of Ireland’s gorgeous green landscape.

If you love to travel but want to keep your footprint to a minimum, seek out one of the many eco-retreats on offer on the island of Ireland.

These are places that will take you a world away from daily stresses and wrap you in the comforting arms of nature.

If the ocean is your salve, head for one of the many options on the stunning Wild Atlantic Way.

In County Cork, Goleen Harbour offers eco accommodation, eco land and sea-based experiences, holistic treatments and retreats on a 38-acre coastal organic farm on the dramatic Mizen Peninsula. Your choice of accommodation includes eco cabins, bell tents or domes overlooking the sea.

Goleen Harbour. Photo by Adam James

Sustainability and care for the environment are central to Goleen’s ethos both in the construction and running of the accommodation and in the activities on offer.

For a little bit of eco luxury, head for the family-run Dolphin Hotel in Inishbofin, an island sitting off the rugged Connemara coast in County Galway. It is designed to be in tune with nature from its eco-friendly architecture to solar panels and an organic vegetable garden.

With its dramatic cliffs, golden beaches and stunning views, Inishbofin is the perfect place to escape for a break.

To combine an eco-friendly stay with the chance to see some of Northern Ireland’s top attractions, book a cottage at Limepark in County Antrim. The rustic cottages each have a history reflected in their name and décor, from Poets’ Corner to Little Pigs House.

Solar power, wind energy and an eco-sewage system keep the estate sustainable, and it is a short hop to the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the Bushmills Distillery.

At Ard Nahoo in County Leitrim you can watch the sun go down behind the mountains from the veranda of your eco-cabin. Follow the Celtic nature trail, take a yoga class or go for a guided hike or canoeing adventure to get the most out of this tranquil setting.

And if you can’t decide where to go why not leave it in the experienced hands of the folks at Slow Cabins®. Their off-grid cabins in secret locations are the perfect places to switch off and get back to nature.

Your book without knowing the exact location of your cabin, allowing Slow Cabins® to make all the arrangements for you. Two weeks ahead of the trip, you will be given the coordinates of the cabin location.

And then you’re off on a unique eco-adventure.