AOIFE Pop Up Clinics: Festival & Event Advice on your Doorstep

This month sees the inaugural AOIFE Festival and Events Advice Clinic roll into over 40 locations in all 32 counties to engage with the 400 plus Festivals and event organisers in the Country.

Aoife’s Executive Director and Communications Assistant will be traversing the Country this season in an effort to meet local member Festival and event organisers. Modelled on other Network offerings – the POP Up Advice Clinics are facilitated locally to allow organisers meet AOIFE personnel and get a steer on some of their problems.
Founded in 1993- the Association of Irish Festivals and Events Association is the fourth largest in Europe (with over 200 members) and through training networking and advocating best practice helps “not for profit festivals” reach and expand their local and international goals.
The Clinics will deal with:
  •  Funding and Grant Applications
  •  Setting up a new Festival / Event
  •  Revenue and Sponsorship Opportunities
  •  Leader and Cluster support
  •  Association Development
  •  Social Media Mentoring
  •      Connections, Contacts and General Advice.
Participants MUST register with the AOIFE Secretariat in advance to book at 30 minute consultation during the time the team are there. The Advice Clinic Service is Free to members and non-members must pay a fee of €50.
Priority will be given to member Festivals of the association but it’s hoped the programme will give a chance for newer Festivals and Events in the non – profit sector to meet first hand with the Senior Team.
For Registration for your 30 minutes Advice Slot or your 30 minute Social Media Mentoring slot please contact Membership Officer Christina at 090 964 3779. Or see


Monday – May 29

  • Auburn Lodge Hotel, Ennis: 10:00- 16:00