Loop Head

Loop Head Peninsula included in Global Top 100

Loop Head Peninsula in County Clare is the only Irish destination to be named in the inaugural Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100.

The Global Top 100 is a joint initiative of, Vision on Sustainable Tourism, Totem Tourism and Green Destinations and recognises destinations around the world that have adopted sustainable tourism practices.

Nominated by Ecotourism Ireland, Loop Head Tourism joins a host of well known global destinations in the Top 100 List, including the New Forest and Lake District National Parks (United Kingdom), Rapa Nui – Easter Island (Chile), Vancouver (Canada), La Palma (The Canaries, Spain), Etosha National Park (Namibia), Svalbard (Norway) and Wild Coast (South Africa).

The inclusion of Loop Head Peninsula in the Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 is the latest international accolade for Loop Head Peninsula which was named Best Place to Holiday in Ireland by the Irish Times in 2013 and was named winner of the European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) Award in 2010. The Peninsula was also shortlisted in the ‘Best Destination for Responsible Tourism’ category of the 2013 World Responsible Tourism Awards.

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The Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 is the result of a selection process by 30 international experts in tourism sustainability. The Top 100 selection can be found at