The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations FIBKA

Find a Beekeepers Association Near You

Finding an association near you is easy with either the map above or the list below, which is grouped by province. Just click on the arrows to show and hide the lists.

Tribes Beekeepers Association
Kilcornan
Clarinbridge
Co. Galway
TribesBeekeepersAssociation.com
Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of month at 7:30 pm

Chair: Gerry Mac Eoin

Secretary: Iain Speirs
087-1232777
speirsjohn135@gmail.com

Treasurer: Paul O’Brien
087-9871800
treasurer@tribesbeekeepersassociation.com


Connemara Beekeepers Association
ConnemaraBeekeepers.ie
Monthly meetings on the second Sunday at 4pm.

Chair: Seán Osborne
Roscahill
Oughtarard
Co. Galway

Secretary: Billy Gilmore
Maam West
Maam
Co. Galway
0877942028

Treasurer: Colleen Gilmore
Maam West
Maam
Co. Galway


Suck Valley Association

Chair: Patrick Towers

Secretary: Anne Towers
annevtowers@gmail.com
087-6305714

Treasurer: Susan Hughes
hughessusan@eircom.net
087-2724826


Ballyhaunis Beekeepers Association

Chair: Tadhg buckley
Knock Road
Bally Haunis
Mayo
086-2551534
tadhg52@gmail.com

Secretary: Halyna Wasylec
Ballyglass
Ballyhaunis
Mayo
087-7127465
ballyhaunisbees@gmail.com

Treasurer: Joe Brennan
Moyne
Ballaghadereen
Co Roscommon
087-7875477
joebrennan2009@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: Tim Stevens
086-4098121
clewbayhoney@gmail.com

Secretary: Monica Voignier
secretarywbka@gmail.com
086 197 5638

Treasurer: Mary Munroe
treasurerwbka@gmail.com
087-2820623


Digges Beekeepers’ Association

Chair: Colm Brangan
Corraphort
Foxfield
Co. Leitrim
cbrangan@outlook.com
086-8567384

Secretary: Rose Cunningham
Cloontrumpher
Boracoola
Carrick on Shannon
Co. Leitrim
rosecunningham@gmail.com
086-2633593

Joint Treasurer: Kathleen Kearns
Church Street
Ballinamore
Co. Leitrim
kathyok@eircom.net
086-3802292

Joint Treasurer: Donal Quin

086-0653595


Erris Association
Co. Mayo

Chair: Angela Healy


Co. 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
38 Tirawley Terrace
Ballina
Co Mayo
096-72466
087-1302385

Secretary: Jude Walsh
Toberidge
Kennagh
ballina
Co Mayo
judewalsh30@gmail.com

Treasurer: Agnes Flannery
Ballyknock
Bofeenaun
Ballina
Co Mayo
agnesflannery@gmail.com
085-1351017
096-51815


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
Snee
Carna
Coolaney
Ballymote
Co Sligo
jamesambry@rocketmail.com
087-9603057

Secretary: Eddie McGurrin
slba.secretary@gmail.com

Treasurer: Patrick Lawrence
patricklawrence10@hotmail.com
087-2604168

Education Officer


County Dublin Beekeepers Association
Wesley House
Leeson Park
Dublin 6

Chair: Liam McGarry

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.

fingalbeekeepers.net

Chair: Mick Moyan
27 Offington Drive
Sutton
Dublin 13
mick.moyna@gmail.com
087-9545586

Hon Secretary: John McMullan
34 Ard na Mara Cresant
Malahide
County Dublin
jmcmullan@eircom.net
086-6039133

Vice Chairperson: Paula Butler
12 Sherloc Terrace
Millars Lane
Skerries
County Dublin
paula.butler@gmail.com
086-0634662

Hon. Treasurer: Kevin Proctor
Lissenhall Little
Swords
County Dublin
kevinproctor24@gmail.com
086-2445528


Kilternan Association

Chair: Peter Varian
86 Avondale Road
Kiliney
Co Dublin
01-2854026

Secretary: Mary Montaut
4 Mount Pleasant Villas
Bray
County Wicklow
01-2860497
mmontaut@iol.ie

Treasurer: Dave McManus
dmcmanus@rrda.ie
087-2426862


County Louth Association
Meetings held at the Teagasc Centre, Dundalk, County Louth.
louthbeekeeping.com

Chair: Martin O’Rourke
Walterstown
Drumiskin
Dundalk
County Louth
086-2412605

Secretary: Jim Agnew
Grangebellew
Drogheda
County louth
lbkasec@gmail.com

Treasurer: James Carroll
Funshog
Ardee
County louth
087-2549762
louthbees@aol.com

Vice Chairman:
Paul Boyle
Old Schoolhouse
Tallanstown
Dundalk
County Louth
087-2323631
boyler1885@gmail.com


White Abbey Association
Kildare

087-3991819


The Royal County Association

Chair: Michael Goulding
Peterstown
Trim
County Meath
086-1028989
michael.goulding@novas.ie

Secretary: Geralding McCann
Mooretown
Rathoath
County Meath
087-9130333
royalcountybeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Terry Nolan
Kariba
Lagora Road
Dunshaughlin
County Meath
087-2333500
nolans@iol.ie


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://m.facebook.com/Lake- County-Beekeepers-136600613363150/?ref=hl

 

Chair: Mr K. Norton
087-2418213

Secretary: Mr. O. Donnelly

Treasurer: Mr. G. Boxwell

Apiary Manager: Mr. P. Coleman


County Offaly Association

Chair: Michael Dickson
Ballagh
Carrig
Birr
086-66045014

Secretary: Niall O’Reilly
Killmurray
Tullamore
County Offaly
087-6665411

Treasurer: Niall Murphy
Brackagh
Rathangan
086-8554417
nmniallmurphy@gmail.com


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.

Predident: Seamus Brennan
Bondra
Colt
County Laois
087-6325386

Chair: Frank Sheeran
Monadroighid
Borris in Ossary
County Laois
087-2365974

Secretary: Eugene O’Brien
Chezel
Portlaoise Road
Abbeyleix
County Laois
085-7888976

Treasurer: Cormac McGiollacoda
Camross Village
Mountrath
County Laois
076-8572903


South Laois Beekeepers Association
Heritage House,
Portlaoise Road,
Abbeyleix,
Co. Laois

Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month.

Chairman: Seamus Maher
0872842177
seamus.maher@diversey.com

Treasurer: Tim Oxley
087-2530472
timoxley63@gmail.com


Chairman: Brian Walsh
Tomriland
Annamoe
Roundwood
County Wicklow
A98YE33

Hon Secretary: Ms Rachel Judd
Ballard
Knockrath
Rathdrum
County Wicklow
087-7954741
secretary.roundwoodbka@gmail.com

Hon Treasurer: Mr John Webb
Cooldross Farm
Kilcoole
Greystones
County Wicklow
A63E678
086-8113695
johntwebb@eircom.net


Ashford Beekeepers Association
http://wicklowbees.com

Chair: Michelle O’Connor

Hon Secretary: Ruth Warner Keogh
086-6019702
wicklowbees@gmail.com

Hon Treasurer: Sharon Buckley
086-0845915


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

Chair: John Blanche
Connaberry
Ballon
Carlow
087-2429150

Secretary: Paddy Holohan
Ballycarney
Blackbog Road
Carlow
087-9180813

Treasurer: Ian Stanely
Killedmond
Borris
County Carlow
087-1351774

Acting Secretary: John Mahon
Ballinree
Bagnelstown
Carlow
087-7771590


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
pauljosephodonnell@eircom.net
086-2724977

Secretary: Jer Keohane
jkeohane@iece.ie
087-2523265

Treasurer: Declan Gough
gough.declan@gmail.com
087-6738545

Vice Chair: Melanie Foot
melaniedunroe@gmail.com
087-2807683


Gorey Association
goreybeekeepers.com

President and Apiary Manager
Gerard M Williams
Carrigbeg
Gorey
County Wexford
053-9421823
086-3634134
geraldandvera@eircom.net

Chair: Joe Nealson
Aspens Wood
Raheenteigue
Tinahely
County Wicklow
0402-38481
086-3892041

Secretary: Brendan Whyte
br.whyte60@hotmail.com

Treasurer: Brendan White
Castells
The Ballagh
Enniscorthy
County Wexford

Education Officer: Ben Harden
Ballinahogue
The Rock
County Wicklow
0402-24878


South Kilkenny Association

Chair: Peter Walsh
Clashroe
Mooncoin, via Waterford
051-895449

Secretary: Maurice Brady
mortanbrady@eircom.net

Vice-Chairman: Jim Power
The Hill
Carrickbeg
Carrick on Suir
Co. Tipperary
051-640448


County Wexford Association
Founded in 1909 and has since provided education, information and support for beekeepers throughout County Wexford theough beginners classes, meetings and video shows. The association meet regularly in the Teagasc Centre, Old Dublin Road, Enniscorthy, County Wexford.
countywexfordbeekeepersassociation.com

Chair: John Cloney
Ballymotey Beg
Enniscorthy
County Wexford
087-9801015
cloney.john@gmail.com

Secretary: Ms. Aine Kent
Terragh
New Ross
County Wexford
087-2037737
countywexfordbeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Ms. Marie Gormely
Kereight
Crossbeg
County Wexford
087-6531085
ngormely@eircom.net

Public Relations Officer: Ambrose Murphy
“Daraleen”
Castle Lane
Brownswood
Enniscorthy
County Wexford
053-9235394


New Ross Beekeepers Association

Chair: Angela Jennings
Ballykelly
New Ross
County Wexford
085-7318620
angelamjennings@gmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer: Seamus Kennedy
Churchtown
Fethard-on-sea
New Ross
County Wexford
051-397259
086-3204236
seamus.kennedy@yahoo.co.uk


South Wexford Beekeepers Association

 

Chair: Peter McQueen
Rosslare
County Waterford
086-4062308

Secretary: Derek Andreucetti
Grange
Kilmore
County Wexford
085-2780890
secretaryswbka@gmail.com

Treasurer: Darren Cunningham
Kereight
Enniscorthy
County Wexford
087-1211432

Vice-Chair/Apiary Manager: Niall Keogh
Lake Bign
Rosslare Strand
County Wexfors
087-6316661


Banner Association

Chair: Michael Curran
Feenagh
Clooney
County Clare
curranfeenagh@eircom.net
086-4180313

Secretary: Donal McHugh
Sleema
Cappagh North
Sixmilebridge
County Clare
danielmchugh53@gmail.com
087-7079823

Treasurer: Frank Benson
Ballyconry
Ballyvaughan
County Clare
burrenbees@gmail.com
086-8797225


North Tipperary Beekeepers Association
Web: www.northtippbees.comeMail: northtippbees.secretary@gmail.com

Chair: Michael Fleming
Kilbrennal, Killenaul,
Thurles,
Co Tipperary
E41 CA21
087-6667472

Secretary: Terry Maguire
Cois Coille, Beakstown,
Holycross, Thurles,
Co Tipperary.
E41 X674
086-3941811

Treasurer: Adam Mcgrath
Ballyerk
Two Mile Borris
Thurles
County Tipperary


County Limerick Beekeepers Association

Chair: Gus McCoy
gusccoy1@eircom.net
087-1390039

Secretary: Sinéad Mortell
secretarylimerickbee@gmail.com
086-8129144

Treasurer: Liam Arrigan
liamarrigan@gmail.com
086-8070674

PRO Cathy Cooper
cathycooper@gmail.com
087-2742916


The Kingdom Association
Founded in 2006 the KBKA meets monthly at:
Collis Sandes House
Tralee.

Chair: Seamus Quinlan

087 770 5892

seamusquinlan@yahoo.ie

Secretary: Christopher Dury
Carhooearagh
Listowel
Co. Kerry
V32 EY23

087 357 0551

chrisdury@aol.com

Treasurer: Jerry O’Connor


The Kerry Association

Chair: Tim Regan
tregan@esatclear.ie
087-2314090

Secretary: Ian Flude
id.flude@btinternet.com
087-3486375


Duhallow Association

Chair: Pat Keane
Freemount
Charleville
County Cork
022-28706
086-0506279

Secretary: Andrew Burke
Pallas
Lombardstown
Mallow
County Cork
087-2783807
burke.andy@gmail.com


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: Secretary
Ivan O’Connell

Treasurer: Gerard O’Donoghue
“Alana”
Ballinvuskig
Burnfort
Mallow
County Cork
022-23915
godonoghue@ymail.com


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: Tom Roche
086 8206817

Secretary: Erika Reeves
southtippbees@gmail.com
089-4628062

Treasurer: Martin Nolan
martindanolan@gmail.com
087-2342910


East Waterford Beekeepers Association
We hold our lectures and meetings at the Roanmore GAA Centre, Waterford. A program of activities can be found under ‘Events’ on our website ‘East Waterford Beekeepers Association’

Chair: William O’Brien
wobrien@eircom.net

Secretary: Pat Crowley
waterfordbees@gmail.com
086-8166653

Treasurer: William Hayes
willie.hayes@gmail.com


Cumann Bheachairí Mhuscraí

 

Chair: Cathal Ó’Riada
Cúil Aodha
Maigh Chromtha
Contae Chorcaí
086-8509515
cuilaodhans@eircom.net

Secretary: Rosaí Mc Carthy
Cúil Aodha
Maigh Cromtha
Contae Chorcaí
087-6688209
rosaim@gmail.com

Treasurer: Tomás Ó h-Éaluithe
Lios Carrigán
Baile Mhic Íre
maigh Chromtha
Contae Chorcaí
087-4103364
tomas.healy@tgt.ie


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.

Seperate 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

Chair: John Kelly
johnpkelly@gmail.com
086-8505793

Secretary: Ashley Allshire
a.allshire@ucc.ie
021 4205974

Treasurer: Richard Callanan
richard.callanan2@gmail.com
087-8278184


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
Railway House
Midleton
County Cork

Chair: Liam Rice
Ballinlegane
Ballynoe
Mallow
County Cork
058-59251
086-1597881

Secretary: Bridie Terry
“Alt na Greine”
Coolbay
Cloyne
County Cork
021-4652141
eastcorkbeekeepers@gmail.com

Treasurer: Fergus O’Regan
“Alasi”
Ballincrusha
Cobh
County Cork
winefans@eircom.net

PRO: Ailbhe Cunningham
Baneshane
Midleton
County Cork


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

President: 

 

Secretary:

Treasurer:

PRO: 


Seamus Quinlan

Foyle Association
The association meets at Serenity House, moyvile, County Donegal.

 

Chair: Willie McMullan
Gulladuff
Moville
County Donegal

Secretary: Mary Mc Intire
Ballynagaraghy
Camdonagh
County Donegal
foylebka@gmail.com

Treasurer: John McMullan

Vice Chairperson: Liam Collins
Main Street
Culaduff
County Donegal
074-9379932


Inishowen Association

 

Chair: Robert Andrews
8 Glashedy View
Shore Road
Ballyliffin
Donegal
07493 78677
andrewsrobert0804@gmail.com

Secretary: Shay Wall
Anan Chara
Dunree
Buncrana
Donegal
086-3085687
wallshay@eircom.net

Treasurer: Colm Grant
Springfield
Umricam Buncrana
Donegal
087-2032013
colmgardener@gmail.com


Three Rivers Beekeepers Association

The associatiion meets on the second Wednesday of eash month from September to june. The meetings take place in Doneyloop Youth Club building Doneyloop, Castlefinn, Co Donegal.GPS Coordinates 54.7863° N, 7.5579° W.We have apiary visits in July and August

Chair: John McClure
Rushfield
8 Drumquin Road
Castlederg
County Tyrone
info@trbka.com

Secretary: Daniel McMenamin
Drumdoit
Castlefinn
County Donegal
info@trbka.com
086-3891490

Treasurer: Des Taighe
The Roughan
Lifford
County Donegal


South Donegal Association

 

Chair: Frank Boyle
Leghowney
Donegal Town
Donegal
0861970122
frankjboyle@eircom.net

Secretary: Pat Finnegan
Mullaghmore Rd
Cliffoney
Sligo
F91 AF40
0879272692
sdonbees@gmail.com

Treasurer: Eugene Perry
Lissahully
Ballyshannon
Donegal
F94 WV3F
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.

Chair: Vincent Kieran
Horsehoe Bridge,
Park Road,
Monaghan
086- 6618392

 

Secretary: Lisa Grant,
Annvale road,
Keady,
Co.Armagh,
BT602RY

044-7708055414

 

Treasurer: Paul Cullen
Knockroe,
3 Clones Rd
Monaghan

087-7595997

paulcullenknockroe@hotmail.com


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
cavanbeekeepers@gmail.com
086-8940228

Secretary: Marina Lynch
cavanbeekeepers@gmail.com
087-166 4484

Treasurer: Maura Mc Phillips
087-9370413


South Donegal Beekeepers Association

Secretary: Pat Finnegan,
Burrow Road,
Cliffoney,
Co. Sligo
F91 AF40
087-9272692
071-9166597

sdonbees@gmail.com

Treasurer:M Eugene Perry,
Lisacholly,
Ballyshannon,
Co. Donegal
F94 WV3F
086 830 0701

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