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    Do you know how to make your Fáilte Ireland approval work for you?

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    Learn more about Fáilte Ireland's transfer of ownership requirements.

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    Under the Tourist Traffic Acts 19392016, any tourism business calling itself a guest house must be registered with Fáilte Ireland.

    In order to become registered as a guest house, your business should have a minimum of seven guest bedrooms with private en-suite bathrooms, and no more than 30 guest bedrooms also with private bathrooms. Breakfast should be provided.

    Get quality assured and find out more about the minimum regulations for your tourism business, as well as the classification requirements to achieve a star rating.

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    All guest houses are required to meet the following regulations requirements.

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    Read about the benefits to tourism businesses by becoming Fáilte Ireland approved.

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    All guest houses are required to meet the following classification requirements.

    Download the matrix [pdf, 900kb]
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    See which sectors apply to the Tourist Traffic Acts 1939–2016 under Irish Law.

    Learn more about the Tourist Traffic Acts