At the Devlin we are committed to helping where we can, taking small steps to hopefully make a big difference 🌱
Many of these activities are inspired by our very own team members bringing attention to issues they are passionate about and helping us to find ways to help!
We hope by making these changes within our hotel we will help encourage others to do the same and open the door to bigger conversations.
Small steps can make big changes 👣
OPEN HIVE BEES
With the support of Powers Whisky we have joined the OpenHive community, an Irish founded program by 3 bee keepers with the focus on the necessity of environmental sustainability. OpenHive rears and breeds the endangered Irish black honeybee, which play an essential role in the conservation of the biodiversity of the Irish habitat. They are committed to decreasing environmental impact at every opportunity even using screen printing when labelling their jars to eliminate single-use plastic labelling and provide a system for jar return and reuse. With our rooftop bees and the help of OpenHive, we use the honey extracted across our food and drinks menus and sell any extra in our lobby, with proceeds supporting the expansion of OpenHive.
RILEY SANITARY PRODUCTS
We have proudly partnered with the fantastic Irish, female founded company Riley in order to help with the fight towards ending period poverty and break the stigma surrounding periods. Not only are the Riley sanitary products sustainable, toxin free and eco-friendly, but by purchasing and donating to Riley, we are helping to support their amazing charity partner Development Pamoja. Development Pamoja work in rural Kenya, helping to drive change and fight the issue of period poverty through the provision of doctor led educational visits on menstrual health and access to sanitary products in disadvantaged communities worldwide, including Positive Period Ireland.
We work with Irish social enterprise Glint glass to eliminate any waste glass in our bars and restaurants. Glint Glass take glass waste and rework it into stunning reusable pieces that ‘don’t cost the earth’ through traditional glassmaking techniques, keeping the environment constantly in mind and providing classes for others to do the same!
MEALS ON WHEELS
Our amazing general manager in the Devlin works closely with the fantastic volunteers at the local meals on wheels. Helping to brighten the days of their community by providing volunteers with DIME pastries at the end of each day to distribute and organising evenings out, showing a film of their choice in the Stella cinema free of charge.
Our amazing team at Layla’s grow their own herbs which are used throughout our menu, on drinks and to garnish.
SUPPORTING IRISH ARTISTS
Art & Culture is at the core of what we do here in The Devlin. From the moment you visit us you’ll find a wide variety of unique Irish artwork that provides a glimpse into the many talents of Ireland’s emerging and establishing creative community. We are delighted to showcase budding artists work and are always looking for new ways to support the arts.
REDUCING OUR WASTE
To help reduce our consumption of single use plastic we have ceased our use of single use plastic straws and water bottles, opting for paper straws, aluminium cans and biodegradable coffee cups along with providing discounts to customers helping to reduce waste through the use of keep cups.
LOCALLY SOURCED PRODUCE
We support Irish as much as possible using locally sourced produce throughout the kitchen and hotel, down to our in room munchie trays.