The Fáilte Ireland Tourism Photographic Archive Collection, originally the property of Bórd Fáilte, was donated to Dublin City Library and Archive in 2014. The copyright in the images was transferred to Dublin City Library and Archive at the same time. The collection, which comprises approximately 100,000 images, is made up of glass plates, black and white negatives, colour negatives and colour slides. Most of the items in the collection date from the 1930s until the authority went completely digital in the early 2000s.
The photographs were all taken by professional photographers employed by Bórd Fáilte. The collection covers all counties in the Republic of Ireland, with a concentration on topics relating to tourism including: accommodation; hotels and guest houses; crafts; nature; festivals; sporting events and venues; shop fronts; rural scenic views; ancient monuments and sites. The original reference code assigned by Bórd Fáilte has been captured in the metadata in order to reflect the original order.