The Irish Shows Association is the official recognised body representing Irish Agricultural Shows on the island of Ireland. We currently have more than 130 affiliated shows, which run throughout the Summer and into the Autumn each year.
Our country shows are an important showcase for our agrifood and bloodstock industries and a great shop window for many of the wonderful artisan food producers this country has to offer. Aside from their contribution to the rural economy, shows provide a great community event, with local clubs and schools getting involved. There is entertainment for all the family. Most of our member shows are run on an entirely voluntary basis, with the Irish tradition of the Meitheal clearly in evidence.