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Finding an association near you is easy with either the map above or the list below, which is grouped by province.

Click on the “more info” link in the information flag that pops up when you click on the map icon and the page will drop to the information about that association.

Ballyhaunis Beekeepers Association
Chair: Mary Corless

Secretary: Jurate Tighe

Treasurer: Theresa Griffin
Connemara Beekeepers Association
Monthly meetings on the second Sunday at 4pm.
Chair: Billy Gilmore

Secretary: Frank Conroy

Treasurer: Rodney Teck
Suck Valley Association
Chair: Patrick Towers

Secretary: Rhonda Oates

Treasurer: Susan Hughes

Vice-Chairperson: Padraig Higgins
Tribes Beekeepers Association
Co. Galway
Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of month at 7:30 pm
Chair: Philomena McKenna

Secretary: Iain Speirs

Treasurers: Paul O’Brien
Digges Beekeepers’ Association
Co Cavan
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President: Sonny Moran

Chair: Mary Hyland

Secretary: Lorraine Byrne

Joint Treasurer: Kathleen Kearns


Committee Member: Deabhla Lenehan

Committee Member: Paul Devlin

Committee Member: Bill Tubman
Westport Association
Founded in 2009 the association holds its meetings on the first Tuesday of each month in the Teagasc Centre on the Newport Road, Westport with the exception of January.

For further information:
President: Sean Carter

Chair: Ger Hyland

Secretary: Noel Burke

Treasurer: Julia McMaster

Erris Association
Chair: Neal Doherty

Secretary: John McDermott

Treasurer: Nuala Irwin
County Mayo Association
Founded in 1979. It holde its meetings at Teagasc Centre, Bunree Road, Ballina, Co Mayo on the first Monday of each month with the exception of January and the summer months.
Chair: Gervaise Padden

Secretary: Jude Walsh

Treasurer: Agnes Flannery
Sligo/Leitrim Association
Meets on the second Monday of each month at The Teeling Centre Collooney
at 7.30pm
Chair: Brian Ambry

Secretary: Eddie McGurrin

Treasurer: Patrick Lawrence

Assistant Secretary Michelle Abrey
County Dublin Beekeepers Association
Wesley House
Leeson Park
Dublin 6
Chair: John Keogh

Secretary: Rose Breslin

Treasurer: Rena McDonald
Fingal North Dublin Association
The association meets in the CBS Swords on the first Thursday of each month. It was established in 1977. As well as holding regular meetings, the association provides a range of services to members including bulk purchase of beekeeping supplies, equipment hire, lending library and mentor system for new members.
Chair: Michael Kelly

Hon Secretary: Emma Finn

Vice Chairperson: Mick Moyna

Hon. Treasurer: Kevin Proctor
Kilternan Association
Chair: Peter Varian

Secretary: Mary Montaut

Treasurer: Dave McManus
County Louth Association
Meetings held at:The Teagasc Centre,
County Louth.
Chairperson: Paul Boyle,

Secretary: Anna Monaghan

Treasurer: Brendan Murray
White Abbey Association
Chair: Ken Norton

Secretary: Ken Norton
The Royal County Association
Chair: Michael Goulding

Secretary: Sarah Mc Garry

Treasurer: Terry Nolan
Lake County Association
Meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month at:
The Annebrook House Hotel,
Co. Westmeath
Chair: Mr K. Norton

Secretary: Owen Donnelly
South Laois Beekeepers Association
Heritage House,
Portlaoise Road,
Co. Laois

Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month.
Chairman: Seamus Maher

Treasurer: Tim Oxley
County Offaly Association
Chair: Geraldine Byrne

Secretary: Niall O’Reilly

Treasurer: Fiona Ferguson
Dunamaise Association
The association holds indoor lectures on the second Tuesday of the month in the Teagasc Offices, Portlaoise and outdoor demonstrations in the association apiary during the summer.
Chairman: Gerry Murphy

Secretary: Roseanne Fitzgerald

Treasurer: Cormac McGiollacoda
Richard McCann
Donal Delaney
Tony Christie
South Laois Beekeepers Association
Heritage House,
Portlaoise Road,
Co. Laois

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Chairman: Seamus Maher

Secretary: Martin Meade

Treasurer: Tim Oxley

Vice Chairman: Jim Power
Ashford Beekeepers Association
Rocky Road,
Wicklow Town,
Co. Wicklow
Chair: Ruth Keogh

Secretary: Jackie Stone

Hon Treasurer: Martin Sutton

Membership Secretary Billy Markham

Education officer Jean Taylor

Executive Member Jimmy Lott
Executive Member Carole Anne Vermeulen
Executive Member Dermot Fanning
County Carlow Beekeepers Association
All correspondence should be through – For more information on Carlow Beekeepers’ Association, please visit our website:
Chairperson: Liam Kelly
Secretary: Anne Hutton
Treasurer: Ian Stanely
President: Pat Murphy.
Assistant Chairperson: Dorel Picovici
Assistant-Secretary: Larry O’Reilly. Assistant Tresurer: Dermot Rothwell.
Assistant PRO: Sinead Farrell
Assistant Apiary Manager: Shane Kavanagh
Public Relations Officer: Anne Hutton.
Apiary Manager: Paddy Holohan.

Mid Kilkenny Beekeepers Association Based in KilkennyCity and ourmembers primarily come from the northern part of County Kilkenny.Association blog/website:
Chair: Paul O’Donnell

Secretary: Jer Keohane

Treasurer: Declan Gough
Gorey Association
Chairperson: Joe Nealson
President and Apiary Manager Gerard M Williams

Secretary: Michael Reid

Treasurer: Brendan White

Education Officer: Ben Harden
South Kilkenny Association
Chair: Peter Walsh

Secretary: Maura Dimond

Treasurer: Bernadette McGrath

Vice Chairman: Jim Power
County Wexford Association
Founded in 1909 and has since provided education, information and support for beekeepers throughout County Wexford through beginners classes, meetings and video shows. The association meet regularly in the Teagasc Centre, Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy, County Wexford.
Chair: John Cloney

Secretary: Adam Boyce

Treasurer: Elaine Sheridan

Deputy Secretary: Noeleen Kavanagh
New Ross Beekeepers Association
Chair: Angela Jennings

Secretary/Treasurer: Seamus
South Wexford Beekeepers Association
Secretary: Darren Cunningham

Treasurer: Peter Kehoe
Roundwood Association
Chair: Brian Walsh

Rachel Judd

Treasurer: Alan and Janice Morrisey
Banner Association
Chair: Donal McHugh

Secretary: Tony Maher

Treasurer: Kevin Costello
North Tipperary Beekeepers Association
Chair: Michael Fleming

Secretary: John Mason

Treasurer: John Harnett

County Limerick Beekeepers Association
Chair: Tom Hayes

Secretary: Sinéad Mortell

Treasurer: Liam Arrigan

PRO: Sinéad Mortell
The Kingdom Association
Founded in 2006 KBKA hold regular lectures and demonstrations at:

Collis Sandes House


Co Kerry

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During the spring and early summer, practical demonstrations are held at our Club Apiary at the Tralee campus of the Munster Technological University.

Our activities include:
  • Beginner’s Courses
  • Intermediate Study Group
  • Advice and information on all aspects of bee husbandry
  • Members Lectures throughout the Beekeeping Year
  • Practical Demonstrations in the Club Apiary
  • Talks and demonstrations to local schools and groups


Facebook: The Kingdom Beekeepers’ Association – Tralee
Twitter: @kingdombeekeep1
Instagram: Kingdom Beekeepers
Chair: Chris Dury

Vice Chair / Apiary Manager: Tara Timlin

Secretary: John Greenaway & Marie Halloran

Treasurer: Dominick Moloney

All correspondence to the Club email please.
Duhallow Association
Secretary: Andrew Burke

Treasurer: Martin Corcoran
North Cork Association
Founded in 1972 and holds meetings in the Parish Centre, Mallow, County Cork and also in the Resource Centre, Fermoy, County Cork.
Chair: Jim Lehane

Secretary: Ivan O’Connell

Treasurer: Gerard Sheahan
South Tipperary Association
The association holds regular lectures and outdoor demonstrations. For further details about our activities contact any of the above or check out our website:
Chair: Gerry Clancy

Secretary: Alicia O’ Keeffe

Treasurer: Robert Barton
East Waterford Beekeepers Association
East Waterford Beekeepers’ Association (EWBA) was established in 1957 and represents the interests of beekeepers in East Waterford, Waterford City, and surrounds.

Our focus is on training new beekeepers, providing on-going education for our members through lectures and Apiary demonstrations, and promoting responsible beekeeping. We are committed to providing education to the public about the importance of Bees and other Pollinators through lectures and demonstrations for schools, Community Groups, and farming organisations.

Our Lectures are normally held at Dunhill Education Centre, Dunhill EcoPark, Dunhill Co Waterford. Visit our website for details of all events under Calendar/Schedule of Events

Website :
Facebook: East Waterford Beekeepers Association.
Instagram: eastwaterforsbeekeepers
Chairman: Donal Lehane

Hon. Secretary: Anne Marie Fogarty

Hon. Treasurer: Michael Veale

Apiary Manager: James Maher

Education Officer: John Cunningham

PRO: Sinead Hartley
County Cork Association
The association holds meetings and classes in Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork.

Each year a beginners class commences in mid-October for 7 weeks, followed by the annual general meeting. Then from early February to mid-March a further series of talks is held. The association has an apiary near the western end of the Carrigrohane Road and practical demonstrations are given there during April and May. An online application form is on our website.

Separate study groups for Intermediate and Senior FIBKA exams are currently operated by members. Please contact the secretary or any member of the committee for membership.

For more information about our association please visit our website:
CCBKA Secretary:
East Cork Association
The Association holds a series of lectures during Spring and outdoor demonstrations in the summer. For more information, contact:
President: Michael Woulfe

Chair: Liam Rice

Secretary: Bridie Terry

Treasurer: Fergus O’Regan

PRO: Ailbhe Cunningham
Iveragh Beekeepers Association
The Iveragh Beekeepers Association formed in 2011. We are dedicated to promoting, protecting and caring for the honey bee in the South West Kerry region
Chair: Russell Jackson

Secretary: Shannon Ware

Treasurer: Mary O Brien

President Suzan Turan

Education officer: Sue Jackson
Fastnet Area Beekeepers Association
Fastnet Area Beekeepers Association (FABKA) in Skibbereen, West Cork, welcome people who are (or want to be) beekeepers and learn how to keep bees happy and healthy for the enjoyment of it — not to mention a few jars of honey to boot!
Chair: Mairead Love

Secretary: Michael Love

Treasurer: Mary Downey
Inishowen Association
Chair: Colm Grant
Secretary: Mick Verspuij
Treasurer: Kate O’Callaghan
South Donegal Association
Chair: Frank Boyle

Secretary: Pat Finnegan

Treasurer: Eugene Perry
Armagh and Monaghan Association
The association meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, except July, in Hughes Lounge, The Diamond Middleton, County Armagh.

We will be holding as beginners course early in February. Contact Secretary for more information.

Or join our Facebook page:
Chair: Joanna McGlaughlin

Secretary: Lisa Grant,

Treasurer: Paul Cullen

Assistant Secretary Nicole McKee

Education Officer Rab Cassels

County Cavan Association
The association meets on the last Thursday of every month at the Ballyhaise Agricultural College.

Beginners are always welcome. C/O Siobhan O’Riordan, Shanakiel House, Drumnagran, Tullyvin, Cootehill, Co Cavan
Chair: Bernie O’Reilly

Secretary: Olive Brown

Treasurer: Evelyn O’Reilly
South Donegal Beekeepers Association
Chair: Frank Boyle

Secretary: Pat Finnegan,

Treasurer: M Eugene Perry
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