This programme is aimed at supporting domestic festivals and participative events which drive domestic tourism and help to improve the visitor experience by animating destinations in Ireland. In 2016, €690,000 was allocated by Fáilte Ireland to support 205 festivals and participative events.
Applicants can download a copy of the Programme Guidelines which outline the purpose of the programme, the qualifying conditions and the minimum eligibility thresholds.
Download the Programme Guidelines [pdf, 2.8mb]
Opening and closing dates
The Regional Festivals and Participative Events Programme 2017 will open at 12.00 noon on Monday 5 December and will close at 12.00 noon on Monday 16 January.
Changes to bednights thresholds
Applicants are advised of the changes to the bednights thresholds for 2017:
• Festivals must generate a minimum of 500 bednights (previously 600)
• Participative events must generate a minimum of 800 bednights (previously 1,000)
New application process for 2017
Applicants are advised that the applications for 2017 must be made through a new online form which will be available through Fáilte Ireland’s trade portal.
This will be a new process for applicants and details on how to access the portal will be issued when the Programme launches on Monday 5 December.
The Fáilte Ireland Customer Support team will help with any queries during the process. Call the team at 1890697000 or +35318847101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help and assistance
Any queries should be directed to the Fáilte Ireland Customer Support team on 1890 697000 or +35318847101 or emailed to email@example.com