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Broughgammon Crowned as Ireland’s Rural Oscar Champion for 2013

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Broughgammon Farm, a family run business specialising in goat meat (Cabrito), is the Irish Champion in the 2013 Countryside Alliance Awards, aka the Rural Oscars.  The farm, which is run by two young brothers, is based in Ballycastle, on the North Antrim coast. 


A commendation has also been given to Harrisons of Greyabbey; a farm shop, restaurant, gift shop and nursery on the Ards Peninsula. 

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FACE Secretary General Filippo Segato

FACE appoint new Secretary General

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU (FACE) has appointed Filippo Segato as its new Secretary General following a publicly posted selection procedure that was launched in September 2013.

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Stray hound

Stray Hound Found in Monaghan/Cavan

Monday, 13 January 2014

This female foxhound was found straying around the Monaghan/Cavan border last week.  If anyone is missing a hound, or you know of any hunts that were in the area from the 5th to 9th January, please contact Monaghan Dog Pound on 042 9664236 / 087 9634121 or the Dog Warden on 087 6623876. The Dog Pound opening hours are 11am - 4pm Monday to Saturday.


Alternatively, email and we will pass your information on.

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Riley Plant at Donaghadee

Exemption Sought for Working Dogs in the Republic of Ireland

Friday, 6 December 2013

 This week Countryside Alliance Ireland gave a presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine in respect of the need for tail docking and dew claw removal for working dogs in the Republic of Ireland. 

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Gun Safe

NI Firearms Dealer Security Specification - Update

Friday, 6 December 2013

Countryside Alliance Ireland recently attended a PSNI Firearms Engagement meeting to outline our concerns in relation to a number of pertinent firearms related issues. During the meeting on 27th November, we spent some time discussing the issue of dealer security specification.  It was a useful exchange of views and the PSNI stated that the implementation of a dealer security specification must be fair, proportionate and reasonable.

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Riley Plant at Donaghadee

EU requirements for dogs attending shows or sporting events in GB

Friday, 22 November 2013

EU Pet Passport (obtainable from your vet) showing –

Microchip identification

Subsequent valid rabies vaccination (i.e. administered according to the manufacturer’s protocol).  The primary (first) rabies vaccination must be administered at least 21 days before travel.

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Lyall at Shanes Castle

FACE Ireland Elects New Office Bearers

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Following on from the recent FACE Ireland AGM, CAI is pleased to announce some new appointments within the committee.


Lyall Plant, Chief Executive of Countryside Alliance Ireland, has been nominated and appointed as Honorary Secretary of FACE Ireland.  Lyall commented, “I am pleased to be able to accept this new position and look forward to working with the other members of the committee. 

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Northern Ireland Springer Spaniel Club

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The first Novice trail of the Northern Ireland Springer Spaniel Club took place Saturday 14th September on the Copeland Islands, Donaghadee, by the kind permission of John Agnew.

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Award winners

Countryside Alliance Ireland Awards Open to Nominations

Friday, 6 September 2013

The Countryside Alliance Ireland Awards, nicknamed 'The Rural Oscars' have opened to nominations, so please nominate today and help us sing the praises of those who work so hard for rural life.

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Clay Target

Clay Pigeon Shooting Competition at The National Country Fair - This Weekend!

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

 The National Country Fair at Borris on Saturday & Sunday 3rd & 4th August will be holding 50 bird sporting and down the line. 

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