The Great Game Fairs of Ireland

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 52nd Irish game or country fair

29th & 30th June 2013 at Shanes Castle, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Irish Game Fair & Country Lifestyle Festival

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

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.

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

The Irish Game and Country Fair,

31st August /1st September 2013 Birr Castle, Co Offaly, Republic of Ireland

The Irish Game and Country Fair

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

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

The 2012 fairs were televised by and So you can see for yourself why these events justify the brand title of the GREAT GAME FAIRS of IRELAND.

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