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Join the Irish Self-Catering Federation

Invitation to self -catering owners and marketing agencies

Membership of Irish Self-Catering Federation is open to property owners on the Island of Ireland. The annual fee for Individual Irish Owners, Group Schemes, Marketing Agents, Glamping, Hotels, Golf Courses is based on 12 months from joining date.

In light of the devastating impact of the Covid-19 crisis, we are inviting Self-Catering property owners and marketing agencies to join Ireland’s national governing body for the sector to keep up to date with the recovery strategy and current plans as they unfold.  The ISCF is part of the Covid -19 Failte Ireland Tourism Recovery Group; a member of ITIC and the European Holiday Homes Association.  Our involvement with all these related groups means we are heard as the voice of the owner/manager/marketeer who is involved in one of the largest accommodation sectors in Ireland.   Already it is clear that self-catering will lead the way initially as the accommodation choice for domestic visitors post the pandemic and demand from overseas for 2021 are encouraging.

The new members portal will offer a listing for self-catering properties being launched by September 2021

Fee Structure for members came into place in April 2021. Fees are based on the number of properties you own or manage, start at €149 per year capped at €650. Group scheme managers contact the office for full details.

LevelMembership Level based on PropertiesCost
Level 1ISCF Membership 1- 3 Properties €149
Level  2ISCF Membership 4-10 Properties €300
Level  3ISCF Membership 11- 25 Properties €450
Level  4ISCF Membership 26-50  Properties  €650
Level  4+ISCF Membership Hotels and Golf Courses with Self-Catering.€475

ISCF Level 4 with 20 Extra Properties€200

Variables on Rates for owners for the following types of self-catering accommodation – please contact the office for details and payments.

  • Self-Catering and Glamping – allowing 1 example of each type of property on the website.
  • Hotels and Golf Resorts – allowing 1 example of each type of property on the website.
  • Level 4 members can allow up to 30 properties, to add extra 20 various properties to contact the office.

Stages in Membership and Listing on LetsGoSelfCatering Site are as follows:-

  • Sign up as a Member of the Irish Self-Catering Federation.
  • Sign up for the Third-Party Quality Assurance Framework.
  • Property details on listing on LetsGoSelfCatering Site with full details and images.
  • Property Approved on LetsGoSelfCatering Site to go Live. All bookings direct to the owner.

The site will allow all self-catering properties in an area to be easily found and linked to the owner’s own website or booking system. Membership is for 12 months from payment and needs to be renewed in a calendar year. For further details look at the terms and conditions of listing on the site. Listing on the website is optional to members of the ISCF.

Why Join?

Never before has it been so important to be a unified group of accommodation providers – it doesn’t matter how you market your properties, it is vital for the sector that when the ISCF is asked for members’ views that yours is included.  At every step of negotiation and lobbying your voice will be heard.  There is strength in numbers.

Please complete the brief form below to link with over 5000 properties that have been involved in self-catering for decades – individual owners, groups schemes, and marketing agencies.


Re-Opening of the sector

We are involved with Failte Ireland and the HSE on protocols and guidelines for re-opening, to give reassurance to staff and guests.  We put forward the views of members with regard to possible earlier re-opening, 14-day quarantine, and the need for a Pan-European approach regarding travel. ISCF membership number will allow you to apply for the Covid-19 Safety Certificate for Self-Catering and organized by Failte Ireland. A Safety Charter badge will be given forwarded to the list on your website.

The ISCF is a member of the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation who have put together a strategy for a recovery of the Tourism sector.  Their Chairperson Ruth Andrews has been appointed Chair of the Tourism Task Force. The ISCF sits on the Tourism and Hospitality Forum representing the industry.

The ISCF is a member of the European Holiday Homes Association EHHA. This keeps us informed of European holiday homes issues, legislation and is most important now seeking a pan-European approach to travel and restrictions.

BI- monthly Newsletter on the Industry Changes, regulations, and up to date information on meeting with Government and other agencies.

Data Gathering

The ISCF commissioned a new Sectoral Report on self-catering in 2019 supported by HomeAway and Failte Ireland – click on the image for a full report.

Social Media

Each sector of the tourism industry is promoting Ireland to the domestic market.  We believe self-catering is the key to starting the movement of tourism particularly in rural areas.  We know from our links to the European and US agencies that demand for 2021 is for self-catering accommodation above all others.   We are active on social media and plan a members’ forum and Facebook campaigns with a reach of 27,000. Members are invited to send details of property available during the summer of 2021 by sending details via email to the office. This facility, newsletters, workshops, and all other supports are only open to members.


We manage a listing website for members who accept bookings directly from customers, therefore keeping all details of their customers in their own database. The ISCF has commissioned a total re-branding and relaunching in September 2021 of this website. All members and agencies can list their properties there, under specific categories which will be the main repository for self-catering accommodation in Ireland.  The current website is

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