Welcome to the News page for the Ireland Region which includes Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
Regional Council Member
Mr Paul Colhoun
25 Kingarrow Road
Tel: 07715326021 Email: email@example.com
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News & Events in 2016
Northern Ireland Show & Sale - Saturday 20th August - The 4th Official Northern Ireland Show & Sale will take place on Saturday 20th August at Gortin Mart, Co Tyrone (Show 11.30am, Sale 1pm). Please note all sheep must be penned by 10am. The quality of sheep at last years Show & Sale were excellent and this is a credit to our members who strive to bring the best sheep that they can to their local sale. The judge this year is the Scott Dalrymple (Scotland). All sheep sold in the pedigree section will have to go through a pre show inspection before they are sold to make sure they reach the societys Breed standard requirements. This gives the buyer the assurance that they are only buying the best quality stock. There will be 150 plus pedigree and non pedigree sheep for sale.
Southern Ireland Show & Sale - Saturday 24th September - The Southern Ireland Official Show & Sale will take place on Saturday 24th September at Blessington Mart, Co Wicklow - Show 11am,Sale 12pm. Mike Bundy will be travelling over from England to judge. All sheep to be sold will have to go through a pre show inspection before they go in the show ring to make sure they reach the societys Breed standard requirements. This gives the buyer the assurance that they are only buying the best quality stock. I encourage as many members as possible to support this sale by bringing good quality stock.
CLICK BELOW TO SEE SHOW DATES FOR IRELAND REGION 2016
Show Competition 2016 - The Show Competition was a huge success in 2015 and it will run again in 2016. It will include 9 shows (North & South) and points being awarded for attending shows, 1st,2nd & 3rd place in Ram, Ewe, Ewe lamb & Ram lamb classes and for Champion & Reserve Champion. Showing at local shows is a great opportunity to meet other members and to show the general public the quality of Jacob sheep that are currently in Ireland. A big thank you to Richard Beattie Livestock Sales(Gortin) who has kindly sponsored this event for the third year running.
The Jacob Sheep Society and the Ireland Region would like to welcome our newest members - Mr Chris Martin (Cookstown), Geanette stephens & Michael Butler (Gowran), (Jan Carrington (Roundwood), Master Ryan Fair(Newtownstewart) and Mr Sammy Wasson (Letterkenny). I hope that you enjoy being a member of the Society and I hope to meet you in person at one of our Regional Events.
Ireland Region Committee
Paul Colhoun (Omagh), Derek Brown (Belturbet),Martin Harney (Ballinasloe), Adrian Hamilton (Omagh), James McGrath(Omagh), Dermot Hill (Dublin), Jonathan Harkness (Antrim), Pat Gogan (Slane) & Matthew Kehoe (Gorey)
Current Members in the Ireland Region
The full list of Ireland members can be found in the - Search for members section - at the bottom of the homepage of the Jacob Sheep society website
News & Events in 2015
Ireland Region Open Day (Saturday 27th June) - The Ireland Region Open day will be hosted by Geraldine & Nicola Fletcher (Stonecroft & Sugarloaf flocks) on Saturday 27th June at their home in Roundwood, Co Wicklow. The Open day will start at 2pm and there will be plenty for young and old to do throughout the day. Along with the opportunity to see some of the best Jacob sheep in Ireland there will be a stockjudging competition, Preparing sheep for show demonstration, Talk by local vet, Auction, Kids games, Barbecue and many more events on the day to keep us entertained into the early evening. Open days are a great way to meet other members in our region and it is also a great opportunity to encourage anyone who is considering keeping Jacobs or joining the Society to come along for the afternoon. There are lots of B&Bs and hotels nearby for any members who would like to stay for the Saturday evening. The Coach house B&B –Roundwood (Tel -00353012818157) have rooms available at €40 per person and some rooms have already been booked by members who are intending to stay overnight. If attending the Open day please contact me via phone(07715326021) so that we have an idea how many numbers to expect on the day. Directions will be sent out with the Ireland newsletter in May. Hope to see you there.
Judges Seminar - Friday 3rd July - There will be a judges seminar held on Fri 3rd July at Kingarrow Jacobs (P&S Colhoun) at 1pm. This event is being run for all judges to attend and is open to any members who would like to come along. It should be an interesting afternoon and plenty of topics about the Jacob breed will be discussed. The society field officer, Gordan Connor is travelling over from Scotland to run this event and to also judge the Jacob classes at Omagh show on Sat 4th July. The address for the judges seminar is - 25 Kingarrow road, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT79 7TX.
Northern Ireland Show & Sale - Sat 15th Aug - The 3rd Official Northern Ireland Show & Sale will take place on Saturday 15th August at Gortin Mart, Co Tyrone (Show 12pm, Sale 1.30pm). The quality of sheep that were brought to the Show & Sale was excellent and this is a credit to our members who strive to bring the best sheep that they can to their local sale. The judge this year is the Society field Officer, Gordan Connor.
Southern Ireland Show & Sale - Wed 26th Aug - The S.Ireland Show & sale will take place on Wednesday 26th August at Tullamore mart, Tullamore. (Show 11.30am, Sale 1.00pm). I would urge all members in the South of Ireland to support this new Show & Sale and to please get your entries in by the required deadline date. The new date in August was decided at the AGM in November 2014 and this should hopefully mean that members lambing in March & April will have lambs ready for the sale. Barbara Webster will be travelling over to Tullamore to judge the classes and a full inspection team will be in place as normal to check that all sheep are up to Breed standard.
Show Competition 2015 - The new Show Competition was a huge success in 2014 and it was decided at the AGM in November that we will run it again in 2015. It will follow the same format as last year with 8 shows (North & South) and points being awarded for attending shows, 1st,2nd & 3rd place in Ram, Ewe, Ewe lamb & Ram lamb classes and for Champion & Reserve Champion. Showing at local shows is a great opportunity to meet other members and to show the general public the quality of Jacob sheep that are currently in Ireland.
Click below to see Show Dates for Ireland Region, 2015