Organised by the most experienced Game Fair organising team in the world!
The Irish Game Fair concept was launched at a meeting in Royal Ulster Yacht Club in 1978 when the late Major William Brownlow, Stanley
Scott, Michael Dickey and Albert Titterington met with Donald Hoy, the land agent of Clandeboye Estate, Bangor to launch the first major
Irish Game Game Fair. This momentous occasion in Irish country sports history has led to the development of a number of Game &
Country Fairs since the very the first Irish Game Fair at Clandeboye Estate in June 1979. There are now a number of events claiming to
be "Game and Country Fairs" spread throughout Ireland but the two most successful are undoubtedly the two "Great Game Fairs of Ireland"
at Shanes Castle and Birr Castle.
The Irish Game Fair - our 50th Irish game or country fair
7th & 8th July 2012 at Shanes Castle, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
It is not only country sports people in Ireland who recognise that the award winning Irish Game Fair & Country Lifestyle Festival,
organised by the most experienced and innovative Irish Game Fair organising team, is a worthy "second generation" successor to the
original Irish Game Fair and currently one of the two premier game and country fairs in Ireland but also tourism and marketing
professionals. See www.irishgamefair.com/award.asp
Its venue Shanes Castle, has a superbly central location in Northern Ireland with excellent access from all parts of Ireland and a
history of delivering crowds and highly successful events.
In 2009/10 the event broke all records for crowds (see www.irishgamefair.com) and in 2011
the event set a record attendance for any Irish Game Fair ever! In 2012 the event will be the 50th game fair organised by our team
and many special attractions are planned.
With the top competitions, the top prizes, the best main arena programme, the best family attractions , the best range of quality trade
stands it is quite obvious that the Irish Game Fair at Shanes Castle is event of choice for country sports people and traders wishing
to exhibit at one of the biggest market places in Ireland.
For further details of not only Northern Ireland's largest Game or Country Fair but much, much more visit www.irishgamefair.com
The Irish Game and Country Fair,
25th & 26th August 2012 Birr Castle, Co Offaly, Republic of Ireland
Birr Castle, situated in the centre of Ireland was the location of some of the most successful game and country fairs in the ROI. In 2007
with the cancellation of the National Country Fair it was decided that a new sustainable National Irish Game Fair should be staged at Birr.
To that end Albert and Irene Titterington, from the original Game Fair organising team (and also organisers of the successful Town &
Country Fairs at Slane Castle, Co Meath) joined up with David Wilkinson (Director of previous Fairs at Birr, and Markree) and Philip
Lawton (well known for his main arena expertise at quite a few Fairs in Ireland) to form a "dream" team to launch a new Irish Game Fair.
The 2007 Fair was a huge success in terms of all of the parameters of success i.e. a superb venue; superb prizes and competitions; a good
range of trade stands who did unrivalled business and a fantastic overall attendance. In just one year the Fair delivered a performance
on a par with its partner Fair in Northern Ireland and in 2008 – 2011 reinforced its reputation as the best Game or Country Fair ever
organised in the Republic of Ireland. See www.irishgameandcountryfair.com
In 2010/11 the two Fairs' performance for all of the parameters of success reinforced their premier position in the market place and fully
justified their branding as "The Great Game Fairs of Ireland".
Ballywalter Game & Country Living Fair
5th & 6th May 2012 Ballywalter Estate, Co Down
Early in 2010 BASC announced that they were cancelling their fair at Ballywalter Estate and because of the groundswell of support to retain
the first Irish Game Fair of the season it was decided to launch a new fair to add to our portfolio. Thus the new Ballywalter Game &
Country Living Fair was launched.
The theme of the one day show was that of a very atmospheric 'boutique' type Game Fair integrating the house and old stable yard into
the Fair to make for a very stylish and well attended event. In 2011 the event became a very successful two day event and joined the
Great Game Fairs of Ireland brand and many new attractions are planned for 2012. See www.ballywaltergamefair.com
The Great Game Fairs of Ireland brand is supported by Ireland's largest circulation glossy magazine Irish Countrysports and Country Life
and also by the FREE to READ online magazine at www.countrysportsandcountrylife.com.
The 2011 fairs were televised by www.fieldsportschannel.tv and
www.dogandcountry.tv. So you can see for yourself why these events
justify the brand title of the GREAT GAME FAIRS of IRELAND.