White-Spunner receives William Brownlow Award

Lyall Plant (CAI Chief Executive), Jim Shannon MP & Bert Carlisle (CAI President)
Lyall Plant (CAI Chief Executive), Jim Shannon MP & Bert Carlisle (CAI President)

Countryside Alliance Ireland’s Chairman, John Clarke, was presented with the William Brownlow Award from Paul Pringle, Director of The Great Game Fairs of Ireland at the Press breakfast to launch the Irish Game Fair which was held at Shanes Castle last weekend.

Mr Clarke received the award on behalf of Countryside Alliance’s Executive Chairman, Sir Barney White-Spunner, for all of his work in relation to lead shot and protecting the rural way of life.

Shanes Castle Round-Up

A record number of people attended the 57th Irish Game Fair at Shanes Castle over the weekend of 27th and 28th June. As always Countryside Alliance Ireland were delighted to take the opportunity to engage with our members and supporters who visited our marquee; which also hosted BDS NI, The Northern Ireland Squirrel Forum and PAW NI.

Countryside Alliance Ireland once again sponsored the trophies for the Dog Guru’s Training Classes which were a huge attraction on both days. This year the Guru (Keith Mathews) was most ably accompanied in the main arena by his son and mini guru, 8 year old Cole.

Cole made his debut performance at the Fair with his Copperbirch Labrador, Chloe. To see more photos from the Fair visit CAI’s facebook page.

All-Ireland Wildlife Crime Conference – 12th & 13th September 2015 - Ashbourne, County Meath

Wildlife Rehabilitation Ireland is hosting the second all-Ireland Wildlife Crime Conference on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2015 in the Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, County Meath.

More than 150 delegates are expected each day and the speakers will include NPWS, An Garda Síochána, PSNI, Department of Agriculture, BWI, Wild Deer Association of Ireland, RSPB, Golden Eagle Trust, NARGC, Scottish Badgers, CRRU, Forensic Science Laboratory, Butterfly Conservation Ireland, ISPCA and a veterinary pathologist.

For more information - http://www.wri.ie/conference/