The following is for general information purposes only. All further queries regarding this information should be directed to the competent authorities listed below.
Procedures required for operating Holiday Camps
Under the Tourist Traffic Acts 1939 - 2016 any tourism business calling themselves a holiday camp must be registered with Fáilte Ireland.
In order to register as a holiday camp, your business should provide sporting and recreational facilities, and the accommodation must consist of either a block of separate serviced bedrooms, self catering houses or self catering apartments.
For requirements and regulations please see the following link: Holiday Camps
Other procedures required
Other procedures a provider of holiday camp services may have to comply with include the following:
- Planning legislation, fire safety, and local building regulations
- Food legislation
- Health and Safety
The relevant competent authorities dealing with those areas are :
- The Relevant Local Authority, (Planning and Building requirements)
- The Environmental Health Office of the HSE (Operating a Food business)
- Health and Safety Authority (Health and Safety regulations)
Please find relevant links below which provide general information on the procedures required for the areas listed above:
The following competent authorities websites also provide general information relevant to operating holiday camps in Ireland.