Platforms for Growth

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Funding has been available via Platforms for Growth in the form of the Immersive Heritage and Cultural Attractions 2019 Scheme (now closed). The second platform, Shared Facilities for Activity Providers, has also been launched.

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Visit the Fáilte Ireland funding section to find out more about grants opportunities for activities.

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Ireland is a world-class destination for activities and provides year-round access to a range of exciting tourism experiences. The Fáilte Ireland activities division is dedicated to achieving recognition for the sector and to providing the necessary infrastructure (product development) that will facilitate the growth of new business opportunities to provide a wider range of tourist experiences in destinations.

With a focus on improving access to and opening up the great outdoors and amenities (such as our rivers, lakes and mountains), Fáilte Ireland aims to build brilliant visitor experiences. This is achieved by supporting Ireland’s Association for Adventure Tourism (IAAT), the representative body for Ireland’s Adventure and Activity industry.

While we don't work with activity operators directly, we focus on developing vital infrastructure to support activity operators. Our Programme Teams are available locally to offer advice and support and act as the first point of contact with Fáilte Ireland.

Walking products

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Find out more about Ireland's incredible walking products and their appeal to tourists at home and around the world.

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Water-based activities

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Find out more about Ireland's incredible water-based tourism activities and their appeal to tourists at home and around the world.

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Cycling products

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Find out more about Ireland's incredible cycling products and their appeal to tourists at home and around the world.

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Strategic Partnerships

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Find out more about strategic partnerships with Coillte, OPW and Waterways Ireland that benefit tourists and communities alike.

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Ireland's Association for Adventure Tourism (IAAT)

Ireland’s Association for Adventure Tourism (IAAT) is an independent representative association for the adventure tourism sector in Ireland. This sector is one of the fastest growing and most exciting within Irish tourism. IAAT aims to work with adventure and activity tourism operators to develop the sector in a sustainable and responsible manner.  

Fáilte Ireland works with IAAT to encourage growth in membership; measure sector performance; provide networking, mentoring and training opportunities for their members and; gather insights from the sector specifically related to the needs of activity and adventure consumers in the development of new adventure and activity tourism infrastructure.