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Membership benefits

Membership of ATGI offers the following benefits and services:

  • Our Book a Guide Service places guides on city, local and extended tours. Many overseas operators are now using this service to source guides and the service is free of charge to them.
  • Members are listed in our annual Directory: ATGI issues a Directory of Approved Tourist Guides to the industry and their details are also posted on the website.
  • Membership and Identity Card: ATGI is the only body issuing ID cards to approved tourist guides in Ireland.
  • Insurance cover: Member-to-member personal accident and public liability insurance is included in our membership fee.
  • On-going education: We have a commitment to on-going training and education, and throughout the off-season we organise regular lectures and day trips for our members. Lectures are free of charge to members and costs are kept to a minimum for day tours. We also organise Ongoing Professional Training (OPT) annually.
  • Annual weekend: A weekend familiarisation trip takes place annually to gain a more in depth knowledge of selected areas. It is also an ideal opportunity to get to know your colleagues.
  • Newsletter: A newsletter is issued periodically to all our members to update them on the latest events within the organisation and in the industry.
  • Representation on the Steering Committee: ATGI is represented on the committee that regulates the tourism industry.


If you are a Failte Ireland qualified or QQI6 National Tourist guide you are eligible to apply for membership into ATGI.  If you would like to join us we will need the following:
        Completed application form (available below).
        A copy of your QQI level 6 certificate or Faílte Ireland badge (prior to 2016).
        One 'passport style' photograph (head-shoulder shot). Please write your name on back of the picture.
        Certificate of language proficiency if you propose to guide in a foreign language (any language which is not your native language).
        A cheque for membership fee made out to ATGI.

Membership for 2019 is €190. 

Alternatively (to a cheque) you can pay your membership by bank transfer. Please ensure that your name is visible on the payment.


IBAN IE29BOFI90008420152108

Bank of Ireland, St Stephen's Green

Please send all membership (applications/renewals) related correspondence to: ATGI, c/o Nicole Bornschein, 15 Montini Road, Bayside, Dublin 13

ATGI Membership Application Form (105.9 KB)ATGI Membership Application Form (105.9 KB)


Please note: Admission into membership is subject to Committee Approval.


If you have any questions about membership you can contact the membership secretary:

Please note: I am a professional tourist guide and work as the membership secretary on a voluntary basis.

Furthermore, please do not send any documents by registered post.

If something pertaining to membership applications is urgent (REALLY urgent!) ring me after 10am and before 8pm under: 086 4086818. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Nicole - Membership Secretary


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