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
For administration purposes, Ireland is divided into 5 regions namely:
Each region annually elects a chairman 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 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.