Please note that there is no requirement for a licence or permit to provide services as a tour guide in Ireland*, the information below given is for general information purposes only.
The Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland (ATGI) is the professional association of Tourist Guides who are approved by Fáilte Ireland.
While there is no requirement for a licence*, it is advisable to note for anyone providing a service as a tour guide in Ireland including establishing a place of business in Ireland or providing a service without establishing in Ireland, would have to comply with Irish law (i.e. tax etc).
* This applies to walking/speaking tour guides only. In the event Guides intended to use transport- the appropriate transport licenses and insurances would be required.
Last Updated: 10th September 2021