Research

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Visit the Fáilte Ireland research page and learn more about attractions related visitor feedback and statistics.

Access the latest research for attractions

Funding

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Visit the Fáilte Ireland funding section to find out more about how we are investing in visitor attractions and other funding opportunities for attractions.

Find out more about funding

Attractions

The high-quality visitor attractions of Ireland are a key part of our engagement with tourists from around the world, enabling us to make connections with them through storytelling and innovative interpretation. The Fáilte Ireland attractions division is dedicated to developing and enhancing these visitor attractions through infrastructure investment and collaboration with both private and public bodies. 

Our vision is for Ireland to be recognised internationally as a place that consistently delivers year round brilliant experiences to tourists, with a strong regional spread of attractions designed to engage. To achieve this, we are committed to supporting the development and improvement of attractions that create and sustain jobs, while delivering an economic return both locally and nationally.

Here, we have pulled together the information of most interest and relevance to those of you involved in the development, management or operation of a visitor attraction. Our regional colleagues are available locally to offer advice and support and act as the first point of contact with Fáilte Ireland. 

 

Resources

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Use the Platforms for Growth toolkit for advice on how to develop an Immersive Heritage and Cultural Attraction.

Download the Immersive Heritage and Cultural Attractions toolkit [pdf, 8MB]

Strategic Partnerships: OPW

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The partnership between Fáilte Ireland and the Office of Public Works (OPW) will deliver a programme of works to improve the quality of the visitor and user experience at key historic and heritage sites across Ireland.

Learn more about the partnership

The Association of Visitor Experience and Attractions (AVEA)

The Association of Visitor Experience and Attractions has been established by the sector to provide a strong voice in tourism for businesses operating as visitor attractions or the provision of a visitor experience that entertains and engages visitors in Irish heritage and culture. 

Fáilte Ireland works in partnership with AVEA to measure sector performance; gather insights from the sector and provide networking, mentoring and training opportunities for their members.

These attractions received investments under the Fáilte Ireland Large Grants Scheme.
JOC Opening Statement - Paul Kelly on Challenges Facing Tourism Accommodation Providers

JOC Opening Statement - Paul Kelly on Challenges Facing Tourism Accommodation Providers

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media.

Meitheal - Ireland’s largest and most important trade event for the tourism industry gets underway

Meitheal - Ireland’s largest and most important trade event for the tourism industry gets underway

Meitheal - Ireland’s largest and most important trade event for the tourism industry gets underway

Fáilte Ireland welcomes visitors to Ireland for St Patrick’s Day celebrations

Fáilte Ireland welcomes visitors to Ireland for St Patrick’s Day celebrations

Cuireann Fáilte Ireland fáilte roimh chuairteoirí go hÉirinn do cheiliúradh Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Fáilte Ireland welcomes opening of Mount Congreve Gardens following €7m redevelopment

Fáilte Ireland welcomes opening of Mount Congreve Gardens following €7m redevelopment

Visitors to new world class attraction in Ireland’s Ancient East will spend €6.45m in Waterford region annually

Fáilte Ireland unveils 2023 plans to help drive sustainable recovery of tourism

Fáilte Ireland unveils 2023 plans to help drive sustainable recovery of tourism

Fáilte Ireland has today unveiled its plans for 2023 to help support the sustainable recovery of the tourism sector this year.