We can trace our roots back to 1977, to the establishment of FIGI (the Federation of Irish Guiding Interests). Founded to protect and promote the Profession of Tourist Guiding, Training and Development and to give Tourist Guides a voice in the Tourism Industry. Along the way we became AATGI (the Association of Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland) and now, quite simply, we are known as ATGI, Approved Tourist Guides of Ireland, a full member of FEG, the European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations and we are a full Member of WFTGA, the World Federation of Tourist Guides Organisations. Our name changed but our message remains the same, we are now representing almost 450 qualifed and professional Tourist Guides from all over Ireland.
Our highly motivated members are enthusiastic professional tourist guides who lead, excite, educate and entertain a huge variety of clients in the cities, towns and countryside of the entire island of Ireland, in up to 20 languages.
Our members, who are almost 450 and counting, are:
And, most importantly,