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Self catering

Quality assurance logoUnder the Tourist Traffic Acts 1939 - 2016 any tourism business calling themselves a holiday apartment or holiday cottage must be registered with Fáilte Ireland.

Holiday apartments & holiday cottages

Holiday cottages

In order to be approved as a holiday apartment or holiday cottage, your business should consist of eight or more units and one reception building located on one site, and these should all operate under the same management.

All units must contain sleeping, dining and lounge accommodation, as well as storage space, a toilet, and bathing and cooking facilities.

Registration regulations and classification criteria for holiday cottages and holiday apartments:

All self catering properties (within a registered group framework, and in excess of seven units on one site) are required to meet all of the regulations and classification requirements under the Tourist Traffic Acts. Categorisation is optional.

Individual self catering properties

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Individual self catering properties can include houses, cottages and apartments. To be approved as an individual self catering business, your property should consist of one or more units with up to a maximum of seven units on the one site.

Minimum requirements for individual self catering properties:

All individual self catering apartments and cottages (up to seven units on one site) are required to meet the following classification requirements. Categorisation is optional.

Who to contact

For more advice, please contact our dedicated service provider.

Phone:1890 697000

Tourist Traffic Acts

Under Irish law, our role in quality assurance means that Fáilte Ireland has certain responsibilities in relation to the registration and grading of Irish tourist accommodation.

How can I renew my approval?

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Renew your approval online, update business details, make payments, or add images to your listing.