The Irish Shows Association is the official recognised body representing Irish Agricultural Shows on the island of Ireland. We currently have more than 130 affiliated agricultural shows, which run throughout the Summer and into the Autumn each year.
Our country shows are an important showcase for our agrifood and bloodstock industries and a great shop window for many of the wonderful artisan food producers this country has to offer. Aside from shows contribution to the rural economy, agricultural shows provide a great community event, with local clubs and schools getting involved. Agricultural shows provide entertainment for all the family. Most of our member agricultural shows are run on an entirely voluntary basis, with the Irish tradition of the Meitheal clearly in evidence.
Catherine Gallagher, ISA President and Adam Woods, Beef Editor of Irish Farmers Journal officially launch the first-ever Irish Shows Association Virtual Show, to take place on 22nd August 2020 online.