Killarney Urban Farm
We are Ireland's first hospitality hydroponic urban farm, growing for and servicing bars, restaurants, and hotels in the Kerry region. Our ultimate objective is to innovatively curtail food miles, reduce our partner’s carbon footprint and produce the freshest produce around.
We are passionate about producing fresh, healthy, pesticide-free, sustainable salads and herbs, all year round. To achieve this aim, we decided to produce locally, in the heart of Killarney.
With cutting-edge research and development, patented technologies, and a leading multidisciplinary team ‘The Kube’ was redeveloped into an innovative space. With a lush and leafy installation complete with 12 exclusive Green Towers, designed to produce high-quality food on a hyper-local level.
What is a Hydroponic Tower?
Hydroponic Towers are vertical growing systems that feed and water plants through ‘aeroponics’ - a technique whereby roots hang suspended in the air while nutrient-rich water is distributed in the form of a fine mist. With this advancement, it is possible to grow and deliver optimum quality food with minimal waste within a compact space.
Killarney Urban Farm is part of the sustainable urban agriculture movement, a booming innovative form of agriculture, with global potential.
We are a purpose-built state-of-the-art Aeroponic farm and we are a long-term sustainable solution.
‘Killarney Urban Farm’ is an initiative by the O'Donoghue Ring Collection as part of 'Our Green Way'.
It takes more than soil, water, and sunshine to make the world green.
Although bees are by no means the only pollinators in nature, they are among the most prolific, being responsible for the largest percentage of global pollination. They are part of the delicate balance of nature we need to maintain if the world is to continue thriving.
Bees contribute to complex, interconnected ecosystems that allow a diverse number of different species to co-exist. As pollinators, bees play a part in every aspect of the ecosystem.
They support the growth of trees, flowers, and other plants, which serve as food and shelter for creatures large and small.
The O’Donoghue Ring Collection is proud to home a number of beehives both on and off our hotel properties which we harvest our own honey from on a hyper-local level. The Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa hosts a number of our beehives.