Irish Country Lifestyle Festival Galway Game Fair & Clay Shoot 15-16 June 2019

Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) is once again delighted to be the biggest all Ireland country sports organisation in attendance at the Galway Game Fair Clay Shoot at the Irish Country Lifestyle Festival.  The event which takes place on Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 June 2019.

Our marquee will also be playing host to other exhibitors including the Irish Red Grouse conservation Trust and Tom Kavanagh Walking Sticks


Since 1978 the Great Game Fairs of Ireland objectives included promoting the importance of country sports, farming and conservation interests working together for the preservation of the Irish countryside and the rural way of life.

Over the past forty year on that objective, if anything more relevant, as the whole rural way of life if not threatened with government legislation or interference with tradition, is threatened with habitat destruction. There is the need for a strong unified voice to promote balance within the countryside amongst land users such as farming, building, country sports, conservation and tourism interests.

Clay Shooting at the Game Fair



organised by Gundog Rescue and Rehoming at the Great Game Fairs of Ireland at the Irish Country Lifestyle Festival, Galway Racecourse 15/16 June and the Irish Game Fair, Shanes Castle, Antrim 29/30 June.
This is an event designed to let country sports enthusiasts show off their style and their dog and give the public a little cameo of a shooting day and a chance to see well turned out sports people and a good range of gundogs.
Based on a three person shoot, estate or club team dressed in country or club clothing with at least three well behaved gundogs one of which must carry out a simple gundog task – a retrieve, a demonstration of quartering or even pointing/setting. Teams will be judged on the smartness of the handlers’ dress, the turnout of the dogs and the competence of one dog at a gundog test.
There will be heats at Galway and Shanes and the final will also take place at Shanes Castle.
The members of each winning team in the heats will win a Crystal Clock, a year’s subscription to Irish Country Sports and Country Life magazine and a quality tweed dog bed from
The overall winners will be presented with the ‘Shoot of the Year Perpetual Trophy’. Other ‘spot prizes will be announced later.

Entry Fee will be £30 per team going to GR&RH with each team member getting two FREE tickets to the relevant fair




We are very much looking forward to the Fair as it gives us the opportunity to meet and engage face to face with our members and supporters.  The Fair offers something for all of the family and we are delighted to have a significant presence and look forward to seeing you there.

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