Fáilte Ireland’s Business Tourism and Events Unit is delighted to introduce Event Ireland, the newest addition to our suite of supports.  The team is tasked with growing international bed nights through the events sector. This will be achieved by identifying, bidding for and winning events for Ireland in partnership with our stakeholders. We offer a range of practical and financial supports aimed at individuals and organisations bidding for events.


We have a range of bidding supports aimed at individuals and organisations bidding for eligible events (which can deliver over 100 international participants) which include:

Financial contribution towards:

  • Event feasibility activity
  • Bid document design & production
  • Travel to present the bid
  • Bid related networking event
  • Site inspection costs
  • *The Event budget if confirmed for Ireland on foot of bidding process (minimum of 6,000 bed nights required – case by case basis)

Practical supports

  • Marketing collateral
  • Introduction to approved businesses specialising in event management
  • Convention Bureaux supports e.g. venue finding, accommodation, free and impartial service
  • Advisory support throughout the process.

Jennifer Churchward, Event Ireland, Manager will present an at the CEO Forum Event on

Tuesday March 24th from 12:30pm-2pm at Irish Sport HQ.

International Federation Invitation- Fam Trip

In order to showcase Ireland as a first class event destination, Fáilte Ireland in partnership with Sport Tourism Ireland is hosting a familiarisation trip for International Sporting Federations, May 14-17.

The program offered to potential parties, will include a two day visit to Limerick, followed by a two day trip to Dublin with privileged access to some of Ireland’s most iconic sport and tourism attractions.

If you have an affiliation to an International Sporting Federation or Sport Tourism contact with the potential to bring an event to Ireland, Fáilte Ireland is offering you the opportunity to invite them on this trip to experience first-hand our excellent infrastructure, knowledge base and tourism offering.

FI International Federation Invitation 2015

Each itinerary will be tailor made to your individual interests.

To register your interest in nominating an International Federation or contact please contact-

Edel Mitchell

Tel: +353 1 8847 897

Email: edel.mitchell@failteireland.ie


Jennifer Churchward

Tel: 353 1 8847256

Email: jennifer.churchward@failteireland.ie

If you would like to attend the event, please contact Conn McCluskey, conn.mccluskey@irishsport.ie 01-6251155