About the ISA

About the ISA

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.

Key Aims and Objectives

  • To promote and assist in 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 a national secretariat and head office for receiving and processing material relevant to members and their interests

Association Structure
For administration purposes, Ireland is divided into 5 regions namely:

  • Northern
  • Midland
  • Western
  • Eastern
  • Southern

Each region annually elects a chairperson and secretary who organise meetings and 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 Board

The Executive Committee (The Board) consists of 1 member for every 5 affiliated shows. A national president presides over meetings of the board where policy matters are implemented and the day-to-day business of the Association is conducted.