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Association
Contacts
CONNACHT
Tribes Beekeepers Association
Kilcornan
Clarinbridge
Co. Galway
TribesBeekeepersAssociation.com
Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of month at 7:30 pm
Connemara Beekeepers Association
ConnemaraBeekeepers.ie
Monthly meetings on the second Sunday at 4pm.
Chair: Billy Gilmore
beegilmore1@gmail.com

Secretary: Frank Conroy
secretary.connemarabeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Rodney Teck
rodney.teck@mu.ie
Suck Valley Association
Chair: Patrick Towers
SVBKAchair@gmail.com

Secretary: Rhonda Oates
SVBKAsecretary@gmail.com

Treasurer: Susan Hughes
SVBKAtreasurer@gmail.comt

087-2724826

Vice-Chairperson: Padraig Higgins
Ballyhaunis Beekeepers Association
Chair: Mary Corless
087-285 9578

marycoreless2@gmail.com

Secretary: Jurate Tighe
085-1094936

d.jurate@gmail.ru

Treasurer: Theresa Griffin
087-3129371

tgriff2000@gmail.com
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: wbkc.info
Chair: Ronan McGreevy
087 9309495

Secretary: Ann Horkan

secretarywbka@gmail.com

089 4410932

Treasurer: Henk Wijers

treasurerwbka@gmail.com

086 8350608
Digges Beekeepers’ Association
Chair: Mary Hyland
086 2403152

Secretary: Lorraine Byrne
089 453 1642

diggesbeekeepersassociation@gmail.com

Joint Treasurer: Kathleen Kearns
086-3802292
Erris Association
Chair: Neal Doherty
nealadoherty@gmail.com

Secretary: John McDermott
mcdermottireland@gmail.com

Treasurer: Nuala Irwin
nualairwin@gmail.com
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.

mayobeekeeper.com
Chair: Gervaise Padden
096-72466

087-1302385

Secretary: Jude Walsh
judewalsh30@gmail.com

Treasurer: Agnes Flannery
085-1351017

096-51815

agnesflannery@gmail.com
Sligo/Leitrim Association
Meets on the second Monday of each month at The Teeling Centre Collooney
at 7.30pm

sligo-leitrim-ba.org
Chair: Brian Ambry
087-9603057

jamesambry@rocketmail.com

Secretary: Eddie McGurrin
086 1551615

slba.secretary@gmail.com

Treasurer: Patrick Lawrence
087-2604168

patricklawrence10@hotmail.com
LEINSTER
County Dublin Beekeepers Association
Wesley House
Leeson Park
Dublin 6
Chair: Liam McGarry
087 264 3492

Secretary: Rose Breslin
087 286 5536

Treasurer: Rena McDonald
renamcdonald289@yahoo.ie
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.

fingalbeekeepers.net
Chair: Michael Kelly
086-3807886

mikekelly@eircom.net

Hon Secretary: Emma Finn
086 1003784

e.finner@gmail.com

Vice Chairperson: Mick Moyna
087 9545586

mick.moyna@gmail.com

Hon. Treasurer: Kevin Proctor
086-2445528

kevinproctor24@gmail.com
Kilternan Association
Chair: Peter Varian
01-2854026

Secretary: Mary Montaut
01-2860497

mmontaut@iol.ie

Treasurer: Dave McManus
087-2426862

dmcmanus@rrda.ie
County Louth Association
Meetings held at:The Teagasc Centre,
Dundalk,
County Louth.

louthbeekeeping.com
Chairperson: Paul Boyle,
087-2323631

email: boyler1885@gmail.com

Secretary: Anna Monaghan
086-3963349

lbkasec@gmail.com

Treasurer: Brendan Murray
041-9826957

brendanpmurray@gmail.com
White Abbey Association
Kildare
The Royal County Association
Lake County Association
Meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month at:
The Annebrook House Hotel,
Mullingar
Co. Westmeath

myinfo.ie/lake-county-beekeepers

https://www.facebook.com/lakecountybeekeeper
Chair: Mr K. Norton
087-2418213

kennorton06@gmail.com

Secretary: Owen Donnelly
lakecobeekeepers@gmail.com
South Laois Beekeepers Association
Heritage House,
Portlaoise Road,
Abbeyleix,
Co. Laois

Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month.
Chairman: Seamus Maher
087-2842177

seamus.maher@diversey.com

Treasurer: Tim Oxley
087-2530472

timoxley63@gmail.com
County Offaly Association
Chair: Geraldine Byrne
chairperson@offalybeekeepers.ie

Secretary: Niall O’Reilly
087-6665411

secretary@offalybeekeepers.ie

Treasurer: Fiona Ferguson
threasurer@offalybeekeepers.ie
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
086 380 5284

dunamaisebees@gmail.com

Treasurer: Cormac McGiollacoda
076-8572903

Committee:
Richard McCann
Donal Delaney
Tony Christie
South Laois Beekeepers Association
Heritage House,
Portlaoise Road,
Abbeyleix,
Co. Laois

Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month.>
Ashford Beekeepers Association
Wicklowbees@gmail.com
Chair: Michelle O’Connor
087-2505205

abka.chairman@gmail.com

Secretary: Jackie Stone
086 895 9628

abka.secretary@gmail.com

Hon Treasurer: Martin Sutton
085-8381790

abka.treasurer@gmail.com
County Carlow Beekeepers Association
All correspondence should be through – carlowbeekeepers@gmail.com For more information on Carlow Beekeepers’ Association, please visit our website:
www.carlowbeekeepers.com
Chairperson: Liam Kelly
087 601 9064

Secretary: Anne Hutton
085 1483057

Treasurer: Ian Stanely
087-1351774

President: Pat Murphy.
Vice Chairperson: Shane Kavanagh.
Assistant-Secretary: Larry O’Reilly. (087-2850805)
Assistant Tresurer: Dermot Rothwell. (086-1046007 )
Public Relations Officer: Anne Hutton. (085-1483057)
Apiary Manager: Paddy Holohan. (087-918 0813 )
Instructor for Begnners: Larry O’Reilly.

Mid Kilkenny Beekeepers Association Based in KilkennyCity and ourmembers primarily come from the northern part of County Kilkenny.Association blog/website:
http://midkilkennybees.wordpress.com
Chair: Paul O’Donnell
086-2724977

pauljosephodonnell@eircom.net

Secretary: Jer Keohane
087-2523265

056 7767195

jkeohane@iece.ie

Treasurer: Declan Gough
087-2807683

gough.declan@gmail.com
Gorey Association
goreybeekeepers.com
Chairperson: Joe Nealson
0402-38481

086-3892041

President and Apiary Manager Gerard M Williams
053-9421823

086-3634134

geraldandvera@eircom.net

Secretary: Michael Reid
083 1147363

secretary.goreybeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Brendan White
br.whyte60@hotmail.com

Education Officer: Ben Harden
0402-24878
South Kilkenny Association
Chair: Peter Walsh
051-895 5449

Secretary: Maura Dimond
086-2619993

m_dimond2@hotmail.com

Treasurer: Bernadette McGrath

bernamcgrath@eircom.net

Vice Chairman: Jim Power
051-640448
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.

countywexfordbeekeepersassociation.com
New Ross Beekeepers Association
Chair: Angela Jennings
085-7318620

angelamjennings@gmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer: Seamus
051-397259

086-3204236

seamus.kennedy@yahoo.co.uk
South Wexford Beekeepers Association
Secretary: Darren Cunningham
087-1211432

Treasurer: Peter Kehoe
Roundwood Association
Chair: Brian Walsh

Rachel Judd
secretary.roundwoodbka@gmail.com

087-7954741

Treasurer: Alan and Janice Morrisey
Munster
Banner Association
Chair: Donal McHugh
087-7079823

danielmchugh53@gmail.com

Secretary: Tony Maher
087-8244560

bannerbees@gmail.com

Treasurer: Kevin Costello
086-0678973

kevincostello012@gmail.com
North Tipperary Beekeepers Association

www.northtippbees.com

northtippbees.secretary@gmail.com
Chair: Michael Fleming
087-6667472

Secretary: John Mason
087-9672209

northtippbees.secretary@gmail.com

Treasurer: John Harnett
0868295235

Email parkstownproduce@gmail.com

County Limerick Beekeepers Association
Chair: Tom Hayes
086-8426719

tomelisehayes@yahoo.ie

Secretary: Sinéad Mortell
086-8129144

secretarylimerickbee@gmail.com

Treasurer: Liam Arrigan
086-8070674

liamarrigan@gmail.com

PRO Sinéad Mortell
The Kingdom Association
Founded in 2006 the KBKA meets monthly at:

Collis Sandes House
Tralee.

info@kingdombeekeepers.com
Chair: Tara Timlin
066-7128863

Vice-Chair: Chris Dury
087-3570551

Secretary: Margaret Moriarty
0872634461

secretary@kingdombeekeepers.com

info@kingdombeekeepers.com

Treasurer: Dominick Moloney
068-21663
Duhallow Association
Secretary: Andrew Burke
087-2783807

burke.andy@gmail.com

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
ivan.oconnell@gmail.com

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:

southtippbees.com
Chair: Gerry Clancy
087-6687452

gclancy@clancy.ie

Secretary: Erika Reeves
083-0065667

089-4628062

southtippbees@gmail.com

Treasurer: Robert Barton
086-365 5496
bartonrobert000@gmail.com
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 : www.waterfordbees.com
Facebook: East Waterford Beekeepers Association.
Instagram: eastwaterforsbeekeepers
eMail: waterfordbees@gmail.com.
Chairman: Donal Lehane
087-6780014

dlehanefoodnpd@gmail.com

Hon. Secretary: Anne Marie Fogarty
0862064919

waterfordbees@gmail.com

Hon. Treasurer: Michael Veale
086-3835886

veale.home@gmail.com

Apiary Manager: James Maher
087-2695485

statusmaher745@gmail.com

Education Officer: John Cunningham
086-8389108

john3cunningham@hotmail.com

PRO: Sinead Hartley
087-9474346

theyardkennels@gmail.com
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:
cocorkbka.org
CCBKA Secretary:
secretaryccbka@gmail.com
East Cork Association
The Association holds a series of lectures during Spring and outdoor demonstrations in the summer. For more information, contact:

eastcorkbeekeepers@gmail.com
President: Michael Woulfe

Chair: Liam Rice
058-59251

086-1597881

Secretary: Bridie Terry
021-4652141

eastcorkbeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Fergus O’Regan
winefans@eircom.net

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
087 165 5484

Secretary: Shannon Ware
083 386 2345

ibeekeepers@gmail.com

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!

https://fastnetareabeekeepersassociation.net/

https://www.facebook.com/fastnetareabeekeepersassociation/
Ulster
Foyle Association
The association meets at:

Serenity House,
Moyvile,
County Donegal.
Chair: Willie McMullan

Secretary: Mary Mc Intire
074 936 7359

086 6556333

foylebka@gmail.com

Treasurer: John McMullan

Vice Chair: Ann Caldwell
Inishowen Association
Chair:Colm Grant
087-2032013

Secretary:Mick Verspuij
086-2698474

Treasurer:Kate O’Callaghan
086-6094275

South Donegal Association
Chair: Frank Boyle
0861970122

frankjboyle@eircom.net

Secretary: Pat Finnegan
0879272692

sdonbees@gmail.com

Treasurer: Eugene Perry
0868300701

eugeneperry@gmail.com
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:
https://www.facebook.com/armagh.monaghan.beekeepers.
County Cavan Association
The association meets on the last Thursday of every month at the Ballyhaise Agricultural College.

Beginners are always welcome.
Chair: Bernie O’Reilly
086-8940228

cavanbeekeepers@gmail.com

Secretary: Siobhán O’Riordan
086-2755078

cavanbeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Evelyn O’Reilly
086 8520649
South Donegal Beekeepers Association
Chair: Frank Boyle
086 197 0122

frankjboyle@eircom.net

Secretary: Pat Finnegan,
087-9272692

071-9166597

sdonbees@gmail.com

Treasurer: M Eugene Perry
086 830 0701
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