Whether you’re planning a family holiday in the countryside, a fun trip away with friends, or an escape to the beach, Fáilte Ireland’s National Quality Assurance Framework offers you self catering accommodation that you can rely on. With a wide range of homes, cottages and apartments nationwide, there is something to meet everyone’s needs.

To progress your application, you will be required to complete all fields and to self-declare compliance with all statutory obligations. There is a requirement for all tourist accommodation providers to meet their statutory obligation which include but are not limited to:

  • Complying with the Local Government (Planning and Development) Acts, 1963-2000 (as amended or extended) and in possession of a Certificate of Compliance in relation to the planning permission granted and the building regulations including all current legislation.
  • Complying with the Fire Services Acts 1981 and 2003 (as amended or extended) and with any Regulations made thereunder (as amended or extended), and in possession of a valid Fire Safety Certificate.
  • Having notified the HSE in accordance with Article 6(2) of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 and under Regulation 6 of S.I. No 369 of 2006 as amended and in compliance with Food Safety Regulations.

Note: Fáilte Ireland advise all proprietors who may be unsure of their statutory obligations to obtain any clarification necessary to ensure their statutory obligations are being met.

Self-catering classification criteria

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Find out more about the regulations and classifications of holiday cottages and apartments.

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Tourist Traffic Acts 1939–2016

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See which sectors apply to the Tourist Traffic Acts 1939–2016 under Irish Law.

Learn more about the Tourist Traffic Act

Individual self-catering requirements

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Find out more about the minimum requirements and classifications for individual self catering properties.

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Benefits of approval

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

Download the guidance [pdf, 81kb]