The Great Game Fairs of Ireland


There were a number of significant achievements for us in 2015 and planning is well underway to make 2016 even more successful.

In 2015 our successes included:

  • RECORD PUBLISHING - We celebrated 30 years of continuously publishing the Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine (and its previous title Irish Hunting, Shooting & Fishing).
  • SOARING READERSHIP - Our combined readership of the hard copy glossy and online versions of the magazine passed the magical figure of 80,000 readers per issue - making the magazine the most read ever Irish hunting, shooting, fishing and country living magazine.
  • INTERNATIONAL DYNAMIC - The Shanes Castle Game Fair & Fine Food Festival introduced a new international focus for Irish game and country sports fairs and posted a record attendance and a record number of quality trade stands.
  • TOURISM SOARS - The Birr Castle Game Fair & Fine Food Festival also posted a great attendance and a large number of quality trade stands and probably the largest influx of visitors to the Mid Ireland region ever.
  • DIVERSITY & EXPANSION - Both fairs further extended the range and variety of their Fine Food Festivals.
  • MARKETING & PR DIVIDENDS - Both fairs received the greatest amount of PR coverage ever within a hugely successful multi media campaign including the use of radio, TV, general consumer printed media and online features. As such they once again stressed the fact that, with this magazine, they form the greatest vehicles for the promotion and defence of our country sports in Ireland. Vendors and advertisers reap the benefits as well.

Our plans for 2016 include:

  • HOT NEWS: A new fortnightly news section in the online version of the magazine at with details of events, special offers etc.
  • IRELAND'S INTERNATIONAL GAME FAIR: The Irish Game Fair & Fine Food Festival, Shanes Castle, 25th & 26th June - see
  • The ROI'S NATIONAL GAME FAIR: The Irish Game and Country Fair & Fine Food Festival 27th & 28th August 2016
  • IRELAND'S MOST STYLISH COUNTRY SPORTS EVENT: The Ballynahinch Game Fair and Harvest Festival, Montalto Estate, Co Down 24th & 25th September

The year ahead will be very exciting as we put our magazine and Great Game Fairs scheduled programme and development plans into operation.

We trust that you will see the benefits in working with us in 2016

Fair Organisers

For details on advance booking for stands at the Game Fairs or advertising in the magazine or a big value promotional package for both.

Email: Tel. 028 (from ROI 048) 44839167 / 44615416

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