Ballyhoura Development continues to work with and support tourism businesses, attractions and activity providers in the Ballyhoura region.

Ballyhoura Development is here to help, advise and support individual businesses and tourism activity providers via one-to-one clinics, which can be booked directly with Jana Mannion at [email protected]. Contact Jana regarding any immediate challenges you might have and require direction on.

Ballyhoura Development will continue promoting the region and its offerings through Visit website, social media and other digital platforms. You can submit your offerings for sharing on social media to [email protected]

A range of online training workshops is being devised for tourism businesses. Details of these workshops will be posted in our Events listings as they are finalised.

Ballyhoura Development will continue to communicate with Fáilte Ireland and other tourism agencies on the range of available supports. 

Fáilte Ireland operational guidelines for hotels, cafes, restaurants/pubs have now been published and are available at the link below:

Operational Guidelines

Guidance for Indoor Hospitality

The tourism and hospitality sectoral guidelines, aligned with the Work Safely Protocol, have been developed collaboratively to assist businesses to apply the guidance to their operations. The guidelines are informed by the latest Government public health advice and related regulations. 

Tourism Business Continuity Scheme

The Tourism Business Continuity Scheme is a programme of funding designed to support strategic tourism businesses survive through the pandemic and be there to help drive the recovery of tourism.

Phases 4 and 5 of the Strategic Tourism Business Continuity Scheme will provide financial support to visitor attractions, outdoor tourism activity operators and tourism accommodation providers.  Earlier phases of the Tourism Business Continuity Programme prioritised the provision of funding to a wide spectrum of tourism businesses who were unable to qualify for the Covid Restrictions Support Scheme (CRSS). 

Phase 4 will support eligible visitor attractions and outdoor activity operators, including tourism golf courses and boat tour operators. The maximum grant amount is €800,000. 

Phase 5 will apply to eligible Fáilte Ireland approved tourism accommodation providers such as hotels, guesthouses, hostels, holiday camps, caravan and camping parks, self-catering and B&Bs. The maximum grant amount is €800,000. 

Both Schemes are open for applications. 

Closing Date: Friday, 17th September 2021 at 12 noon.

Find Out More/Apply Online

COVID-19 Safety Charter

The COVID-19 Safety Charter is a Government-endorsed initiative to reinforce confidence in domestic and overseas visitors in tourism businesses. The COVID-19 Safety Charter is designed to give comfort and reassurance to employers, employees and customers that your business is ready to re-open and operate safely.