Profile of the Irish Shows Association
The Irish Shows Association Ltd., a Company registered in Ireland under the Companies Acts, evolved from a Federation of Show Societies initially formed in 1931.
Membership of the Association is open to all recognised Agricultural Show Societies throughout the island of Ireland.
Aims and Objectives
To promote and assist n the development of Agricultural Shows
- To act as a negotiating instrument between members and outside bodies
- To liaise with Government Departments and Agencies in matters affecting members and show exhibitors
- To organise and oversee annual All Ireland Championships for horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, dogs, horticulture and home industries
- To publish an annual shows Guide Book and Judges List
- To provide a group insurance scheme for members
- To provide an national secretariat and head office for receiving and processing material relevant to members and their interests
For administration purposes Ireland is divided into 5 regions namely
Each region annually elects a chairman and honorary secretary who organise meeting who deal with matters affecting members in that region as well as formulating policy submissions to the executive committee or to the Annual General Meeting of the Association. Each region also elects a number of delegates to act on the National Executive Committee. The Executive Committee (The Board) consists of 27 delegates from the Regions. A national Chairman presides over meetings of the Board where policy matters are implemented and the day-to-day business of the Association is conducted.