Introduction to Fáilte Ireland Major Events Unit

Fáilte Ireland has launched a new Major Events Unit tasked with growing international visitation through the events sector. This will be achieved by identifying, bidding for and winning major events for Ireland in partnership with relevant stakeholders. Any event available for bidding, with a proven track record of delivering in excess of 6,000 international bed nights will be considered by the Major Events Unit for both practical and financial support. To learn more about criteria for attracting an international event, further information is available in the attached document. A full explanation of these criteria and the supports on offer will be given by Keith McCormack (Head of Business Tourism and Events Ireland), Fáilte Ireland at the CEO Forum Event on Monday March 24th, from 12.30 to 14.00 at Irish Sport HQ.


Fáilte Ireland Key Criteria for Major Events

Invitation to bring Sporting Federation contacts to Ireland for familiarisation trip in May

In order to showcase the advantages of bringing a major event to Ireland, Fáilte Ireland in conjunction with Sport Tourism Ireland/W2 Consulting is hosting a familiarisation trip for International Sporting Federations to coincide with the inaugural European Sport Tourism Summit being held in Thomond Park, Limerick from 15-16th May 2014. Please see for event details.  The programme offered to potential parties, will include a two day visit to Limerick, including attendance at the European Sport Tourism Summit, followed by a two day trip to Dublin with privileged access to some of Ireland’s most iconic sport tourism venues.

If you have an affiliation to an International Sporting Federation or Sport Tourism contact with the potential to bring a major 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. To register your interest in nominating an International Federation or contact- please click here

Fáilte Ireland Queries can be directed to:

Miriam Kennedy

Tel: +353 86 7726640



Edel Mitchell

Tel: +353 1 8847 897