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Wildfowling Opportunity Lough Neagh

Wildfowling Opportunity  CAI have been contacted by one of our groups who are offering a number of opportunities for new members for the forthcoming season.   The club is situated on the eastern side of Lough Neagh and already has hides in place and decoys for new members to use.   This is…

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Discounted tickets to Shanes Castle Game Fair 2019 for CAI members

Discounted Entry to Shanes Castle Game Fair Exclusive Offer for CAI Members Countryside Alliance Ireland is delighted to announce that we have procured tickets on behalf of our members to attend the Game Fair at Shanes Castle (Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 June 2019).  As such, we are offering two…

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Lead ammunition and ECHA update

Lead ammunition and ECHA update Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) are continuing to work with other organisations including National Association of Regional Game Councils (NARGC), Irish Clay Target Shooting Association (ICTSA), Members for the Irish Gun Trade (IGT), FACE Ireland and UK as well as our colleagues at Countryside Alliance (CA)…

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Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival Shanes Castle 29 & 30 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. We are very excited to…

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Randalstown & District Open Clay Pigeon Shoot 2019

On Friday 14th June 2019 as part of the Randalstown Arches Community Festival, Randalstown & District Game Conservation Society will be hosting an Open Clay Shoot in aid of Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. Participants will be able to take part in: 30 Bird Sporting 12 Bird Pool Trap *Fibre Wad…

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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…

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Republic of Ireland EU Birds Directive Article 9 Derogations

Ministerial Declarations for the Period May 2019 to April 2020 Under the terms of the EU Birds Directive, all EU member States, including Ireland, are bound to take measures to protect all wild birds and their habitats. The Directive allows member States to make derogations from its protective measures where certain…

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Northern Ireland Country Sports Fair 25&26 May 2019

Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI) is once again delighted to be the biggest all Ireland country sports organisation in attendance at the NI Countrysports Fair.  The event which takes place on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 May 2019 is held in the beautiful grounds of Scarvagh House. We are very excited…

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Easter Office Closure Notice

Please note that Countryside Alliance Ireland Office will be closed from 1pm on Friday 19/4/19 for the Easter holidays. We will reopen on Wednesday 24/4/19 at 9am. We wish you all our members a Happy Easter! Remember while chocolate is a sweet treat that humans can enjoy, it is something…

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New Secretary General at FACE

At this week’s meetings, FACE was pleased to appoint Dr. David Scallan as its new Secretary General. Dr. David Scallan was previously serving as FACE’s Senior Conservation Manager where he was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the federation’s conservation programme. He has a strong background in project management, EU affairs,…

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