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51 Top Leisure Startups and Companies in Ireland (2021)

This article showcases our top picks for the best Ireland based Leisure companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Leisure industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Ireland Leisure Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Homestay.com

Homestay.com

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Homestay accommodation connects guests with live-in hosts who open their homes to travelers.

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Trift is a travel platform with trip itineraries, guides, and stories curated by travelers alongside local businesses.

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Sanctifly

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Sanctifly is a global members club that grants access to airport hotel gym, pool and spa facilities without having to book a room.

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BikesBooking.com

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Online-booking service for motorcycle, scooter and bicycle rental worldwide. We connect local rental companies with travellers.

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Acteavo

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Acteavo is a booking and management solution for the tours and activity sector.

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Vivaster

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Fast and easy booking of tours and activities all over the world.

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Bookassist

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Bookassist develops award-winning technology for hotels and creates successful and proven online strategies for the Hospitality Industry.

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waytoB

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waytoB offers a solution that enables people with special educational needs to navigate outdoor environments safely by themselves.

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The Freebird Club

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The Freebird Club is a travel-based social network for older adults.

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Sighter

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A unique treasure hunt game that combines geolocation and photography.

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City Wonders

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Leading tour operator with over a decade of experience in guided tours throughout Europe and the US.

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XTREEMO

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XTREEMO is a social platform for all adventure-seekers looking to connect and share their next big thrill!

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Access Earth

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Access Earth is a service that allows users to find reliable and up-to-date accessibility information of a place or business.

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OPSH

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Opsh is shopping made simple. Shop across all of your favourite online fashion stores with just one checkout.

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Surfholidays

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Surfholidays.com is a technology company that provides an on-line booking platform for the Surf Travel Industry.

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ActaFun

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ActaFun is a platform (Apps & Website) that helps people find and book activities at the best price.

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GoCar.ie

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GoCar.ie is Ireland’s only pay-as-you-go car service.

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Golden Ireland.ie

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A unique Irish travel website exclusively for the over 55’s.

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Hobeze.com

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Hobeze.com is a hobby-specific social network connecting like-minded hobby enthusiasts.

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One Foot Abroad

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One Foot Abroad specialise in walking and adventure holidays.

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HostButlers

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HostButlers is the number 1 provider of Airbnb and short-term rental management services in Ireland.

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CLICKANDGO.com

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ClickAndGo is an online travel company and booking engine for the sale of holidays.

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DB Sports Tours

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DB Sports Tours is a sports travel and tour operators platform.

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DirectSki.com

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Directski.com the online ski tour operator in the UK and Ireland.

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Irish Welcome Tours

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Irish Welcome Tours is an inbound tour operator for groups, individuals and events.

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Cassidy Travel

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Cassidy Travel is Ireland’s number one family-owned and operated travel firm.

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USIT

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USIT is a company which provides Work Abroad visas, Volunteer programmes, Flights, International Recruitment, and Insurance services.

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Harcourt Developments

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Harcourt Developments develop a broad range of residential, commercial and leisure projects.

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Club Travel

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Club Travel has been established for 41 years and is the single largest Travel Management Company in Ireland.

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Old Ground Hotel

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A beautifully restored 18th century manor house hotel in Ennis town centre

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Tifco Hotel Group

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Tifco Hotel Group is a hospitality management, development, and assets management company.

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TourAmerica

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Ireland’s Leading Holiday Specialists on North America -including New York, Las Vegas and Orlando – Mexico, Canada and Worldwide Cruises

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O’Donoghue Ring Hotels

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O’Donoghue Ring Hotels is a group of hotels that offers classic luxury services, innovative restaurants and bars.

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Topflight Holidays

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Topflight Holidays provides the reassurance of knowing that their Resort Manager is on hand for the duration of your ski holiday.

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Shirley Arms

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Experience the most stylish hotel in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. The

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George Boyle Designs

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A holistic masterplanning, architectural and strategic consultancy practice dedicated to making things – better.

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MyFreeTime

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MyFreeTime connects people with experiences in travel, recreation, entertainment, food, and culture across Ireland.

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Pelican Promotions

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Pelican Promotions is an entertainment firm that provides leisure activities and games services for kids.

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Clare ie

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Clare.ie is the must see website for Co. Clare-from festivals & events to accommodation to things to do & see.

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TravTab

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TravTab provides the most convenient way for Travel Providers customers to pay off their Vacation!

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Simply Golf

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Simply Golf is a smart phone app that seamlessly connects golfers looking for golf lessons with top quality golf pros.

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Eco Cabs

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Eco Cabs is a cleantech company that provides Ireland with green and alternative form of city transport.

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Unique Japan Tours

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Europe’s leading Japan Travel specialist company

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Irish Ancestral Holidays

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They came up with this travel company when we realized that there is a great number of Americans with Irish ancestry.

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Extreme Ireland

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Extreme Ireland Adventures offers a variety of walking tours, soft adventure tours, day tours, and international adventures.

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Airtaxback.com

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Airtaxback was set up in Ireland in 2011 to raise awareness there about this issue and help passengers.

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Gaelic Girl

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Gaelic Girl Goodies – Traditional Irish Baked Goods.

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Trailwhisper

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Trailwhisper provides inspiration for your next surf adventure through stories from a global surf community.

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GoLitely

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Baby & child equipment rental experts.

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Vacuum Travel

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Vacuum Travel

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Keenan Sport and Leisure Ltd.

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Keenan Sport and Leisure Ltd. operates as a sport & leisure company.

Written by Mark Kendall

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