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Event Ireland

Event Ireland is a new team within Fáilte Ireland tasked with growing international bed nights through the events sector. This will be achieved by identifying, bidding for and winning events for Ireland in partnership with relevant stakeholders. The team offer a range of practical and financial supports aimed at supporting individuals and organisations at every stage of the bid process.

To be eligible for support the event must:

  • Be available for bidding

  • Deliver overseas visitors to Ireland

  • Provide significant economic impact

  • Require little or no infrastructural additions, or tie into planned infrastructural development

  • Have private sector investment

  • Have sufficient lead in time in order to leverage marketing opportunities

The following practical and financial supports are available to eligible events:
  •  Financial contribution towards:

    1. Event feasibility activity;

    2. Bid document production/design;

    3. Travel and accommodation costs to present the bid;

    4. Bid related networking event;

    5. Site inspection costs;

    6. The event if confirmed for Ireland (minimum of 6000 bed-nights required).

  • Marketing collateral;

  • Introduction to approved businesses specialising in event management;

  • Convention Bureaux supports;

  • Advisory support throughout the process. 

Further information

Please contact Edel, Frances or Azeta in Fáilte Ireland’s Event Ireland team.

Edel Mitchell
Ph: 01-884 7897

Frances Kinsella
Ph: 01-884 7230

Azeta Seery
Ph: 01-884 7180