The Great Game Fairs of Ireland

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Birr Castle

In 2014 the Great Game Fairs of Ireland team clearly established themselves as the leaders in delivering quality Irish country sports and lifestyle events at both Birr Castle, Co Offaly and Shanes Castle, Co Antrim.

The beautiful Birr Castle Estate with its own very unique attractions of world famous gardens, the giant telescope, the Science Centre and the largest tree house in Ireland proved the perfect venue for an unsurpassed programme in terms of the range and quality of trade stands; the superb traditional venue of one of Ireland's most historic estates; the range of international class competitions with an international class prize fund; a fantastic fine food festival; great main arena attractions; well established and respected brand name and trademark plus the support of Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine (both hard copy glossy and FREE to READ online).

A huge family audience was thrilled by the sheer width of entertainment including several 'shows within a show' including the large and growing FINE FOOD FESTIVAL and the LIVING HISTORY VILLAGE. Competitions organisers reported record entries and exhibitors posted excellent trading performances.

In 2015 it is the organisers intention to further enhance virtually all facets of the event and to once again it is likely to set new standards for family countryside and country sports entertainment as the best ever Irish game or country fair. A similar but enhanced progamme to that outlined for 2014 is currently being planned so check back regularly for updates.

The Irish Game and Country Fair, Birr Castle, Co Offaly planned for the 29th & 30th August 2015 is partnered the highly successful Irish Game Fair at Shanes Castle, Antrim planned for the 27th & 28th June 2015 under the brand of the Great Game Fairs of Ireland. These Fairs are the national game fairs in their respective parts of Ireland.


View the Great Game Fairs of Ireland videos:

Videos of the 2014 fairs are available at: Shanes Castle: and and Birr Castle:


Birr Castle 2013

Birr Castle 2012

Shanes Castle 2013

Shanes Castle Gundogs 2013


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