Irish Self-Catering Federation Conference 2022

Self-Catering Ireland

A Shared Future for Self-Catering


Due to a lack of clarity with Government Legislation, the Conference has been deferred to 21/03/2023

The theme of the 2022 Conference is  ‘A Shared Future for Self-Catering” which takes place in person for the first time in 3 years. If you have a cottage or holiday home rental, you may wonder how other owners like you are getting on. Whilst meeting visitors from all over the world is the biggest perk in letting for many, you probably have questions about insurance, public liability, and taxation. You may have problems getting cleaning and maintenance staff. Did you know for example that holiday homeowners provide more bed nights to tourism than hotels, and this sector will increase in the next decade?

The Irish Self Catering Conference is taking place in Malahide Co Dublin on 19 October 2022. This is the first in-person conference for 3 years due to Covid. The self-Catering industry has become much more popular since the Pandemic with it not being the first choice of accommodation for many. 

There are many changes coming to this industry with a Register for Short Term Accommodation (STR) being brought in by the Dept of Tourism, with Failte Ireland as the statutory agency in managing the Register. The ISCF has been calling for this Register since 2017 and we want to bring a debate on the implications of this legislation to the industry in Ireland. 

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Malahide by the Sea

The International agencies are involved in the Irish Market with EU regulation of the industry and Online Travel Agents (OTA) responsible for selling many of the accommodation units. The Department of Housing has brought in a creeping increase in the RPZ zones which affect many urban and some rural areas of Ireland. Recent Planning and Development Bill (no 2) 2022 is bringing more legal penalties for this who rent STR properties in RPZ areas. 

Details of the speakers at the conference will be announced on Social media in the next month. MC for the day will be Eoghan Corry author, broadcaster, historian, owner of Air and Travel Magazine, and leading commentator of Tourism in Ireland 



ISCF COnference 2022 in Grand Hotel, Malahide

The  Irish Self-Catering Federation has formed 25 years ago – as a lobby and support group for all of us working in the self-catering accommodation sector. The Irish Self Catering Federation’s annual conference takes place in Dublin on October 19th and is the perfect opportunity to network with owners who are new to the business or in it for decades. If you are around the night before on Monday 12th join us for an informal drinks reception. Why not attend as you will hear from some excellent speakers and presenters who we have invited to speak and exhibit because they are relevant to us, the owners.




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Speakers on Self-Catering Topics and Workshops.

Details of the Conference


9am     AGM of the Irish Self-Catering Federation


9.45 am   Offical Opening of Conference

                       – A Shared Future for Self-Catering.

10 am Pillar 1  Future of the Tourism Industry in Ireland  

               – Future of STR in Europe – Facts & Figures  

              – Tourism in the next 5 years

11am      – Networking and Coffee break

11.30am   Pillar 2 Legislation    

             – Register For STR Register – How will it be Implemented

             – Rent Pressure Zones -Effect on Self-Catering Industry and Implementation

             – Question and Answer Session


2.00pm   Pillar 3 Standards and Technology 

         – What Can OTAs Bring to the Table

         – Standards in Tourism Accommodation


4.oopm.  Pillar 4 – The Future of Tourism in Ireland and Worldwide

            – Tourism Ireland – Where and How will Guests Come from

            – 25th Anniversary Celebrations

           – Where and How will Guests Come from – Tourism Ireland

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Winner of EHHA Holiday Homes of the Year 2018






Pillar 5 – Networking and Developing Group Business (Workshop Room)

               – Are we heading for a winter of discontent (-Brainstorming session).

               – Maximizing your Revenue Potential

               – Would Centralisation work for us?

Pillar 6 – THE SME Self-Catering in Development (Workshop Room)

             – Planning & Development Toolkit

             – Maximizing your Revenue Potential

             – Luxury in Self-Catering

Join the conversation to actively engage in making a change, Stronger Together!


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Malahide is accessed by Train, Dart, and is 10 mins from Dublin Airport


Meet the companies who can help you manage your self-catering business easier – a range of ISCF affiliates will display their products in internal and external exhibitions taking part. 

Tickets for ISCF Conference 2022.

The ISCF Conference  “A Shared Future for Self-Catering’ takes place in the Grand Hotel Malahide on 19/10/2022.  Tickets are on sale to the public from Eventbrite. For ISCF Members who want to book accommodation are made through the ISCF Office and we will contact you, to confirm your desired date for your hotel room booking.

  1. Conference Ticket Only – €95

  2. Conference Ticket + Bed – Single rate for 18th or 19th Oct – €230

  3. Special 2-Day Rate – Ticket + Bed – Single – €360

  4. Conference Tickets +Beds for 2  – for 18th or 19th Oct – Basis of 2 people sharing – €400

  5. Special 2 Day Rate for 2 – Tickets + Beds – Basis on 2 people sharing – €530

    Bookings are made through the ISCF Office Only and we will contact you, to confirm your desired date for your hotel room booking.

    Day Ticket included a  Full Buffet Dinner in the middle of the day.

    Hotel Accommodation  – special Bed and Breakfast rate for accommodation via the ISCF office. Check-in from 3 pm and check-out by 12 noon, with free baggage storage.

    Hotel Facilities – Free parking,  wifi for guests, swimming pool, Gym, Steam Room, and Sauna for guests.

    Malahide Trail Station

    How to Get to Malahide

    The coastal village of Malahide in North Co Dublin is 10 minutes drive from Dublin Airport, with bus links from the airport. 

    Travel by Public Transport is by Dart or Train to Malahide Station, and the hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Hotel. 

Contact the Irish Self-Catering Office

The Irish Self-Catering Office can be contacted on             353 86 178 5654 or

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