The ISCF is the sole representative and lobbying body for owners of self-catering properties in Ireland, recognised as such by consultative bodies, local & central government and every leading tourism group. Our aim is to promote and defend the interests of owners giving voice to issues affecting our sector.

The Irish Self Catering Federation represents members who market thousands of holiday homes in Ireland and who employ many thousands of people both on a full time and seasonal basis throughout Ireland in the tourism sector.

The Irish Self Catering Federation office is based in Monaghan, Co. Monaghan. The ISCF has an Executive Council representing both group and individual members in the different regions. Our membership is diverse, and we welcome all self catering operators, irrespective of the number of properties that they have.

The chairperson is Peter Downey is from Dublin, but his self-catering property is in Co. Galway. Peter has been a influential member of ISCF for many years and brings with him a wealth of self-catering experience.

The ISCF Company Secretary is Stephen Corrigan from Mayo. The Officers are elected by the Executive Council and hold office for a period of three years.

The Executive Council meets bi-monthly and holds an Annual General Meeting and Conference.

ISCF Vision & Mission

Our Vision:

To increase national and international consumer awareness of the range and value of Irish self-catering sector throughout Ireland while pushing for equal representation & exposure for self catering within the tourism industry.

ISCF mission

To promote and protect the interests of our members by;

  • Representing Irish self-caterers by proactive lobbying on a national level to ensure equal representation for our sector in the tourism industry
  • Offering business networking opportunity’s
  • Providing online support forum where any paid member can reach out to all other members with any industry related issue or problems
  • Giving members access to presentations and face to face meetings with industry trade suppliers
  • Providing technical support and training for our members

2018/ 2019

Executive Council Members

Peter Downey

Peter Downey

ISCF Chairperson
Owner of Riverside Paradise

Jacinta Doolan

ISCF Director
Director of Trident Holiday Homes

Stephen McGovern

ISCF Director
Owner of Dublin City Rentals

Maire Ni Mhurchú

ISCF Director & Treasurer
Owner of Tig na Failte


Terry O’Toole

Executive Council
Owner of Love Connemara Holiday Cottages

Christopher Kenny

Executive Council
Group Marketing Manager 

Howard Knott

Executive Council
Owner of Ballybetagh Hill Cottage

Olivia Divilly

Executive Council 
Works at Cúirt Na Coiribe

Eamonn Ryan

Executive Council
Owner of Adare Cottages