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    Download a template for an International Sales Plan

    Use and amend this International Sales Plan as required.

    2018/2019 National Festivals and Events Claims

    To draw down a grant that has been offered in the 2018/2019 National Programme, please download the claim instructions document and follow the steps outlined.

    All completed claims should be uploaded to the Trade Portal. Hard copies of any documentation will not be accepted.

    Access claim instructions & templates

    2018 Regional Grant Claims

    Queries regarding the Regional Festival Claims should be directed to your Local Authority.

    Using social media to promote your festival

    Watch our webinar on ‘Top tips for using social media to promote your festival’.

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    Converting website traffic to festival visitors

    Watch our webinar on ‘The most important element of a festival website for converting visitors’.

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    Contact us

    If you require more advice on funding, please contact the festivals team at: festivals@failteireland.ie

    Festival Innovation Programme

    About the Festival Innovation Programme

    Fáilte Ireland has identified that an opportunity exists for festivals and events to play a more significant role in driving Ireland's tourism performance. 

    This programme has been designed to identify proposals for ambitious and unique festivals and events which will stand out internationally.

    Festival Innovation Programme Guidelines

    Applicants can download a copy of the Festival Innovation Programme Guidelines, which outline the purpose of the programme and what we are looking for in a festival. Applicants should read the Guidelines carefully before making an application.

    The Festival Innovation Programme will operate on an open rolling call basis.

    Help and assistance

    For further assistance you can contact the Festivals team on festivals@failteireland.ie

    For technical assistance with your application contact our Customer Support Team: customersupport@failteireland.ie or T: 1800 242473

    Application process for Festival Innovation Programme

    Applicants can access the application form here:

    If you're an existing Trade Portal user:

    Or create a new account:


    For technical assistance with the Trade Portal, contact our Customer Support Team:

    E: customersupport@failteireland.ie or T: 1800 242473