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.
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