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

Chair: Steve O’Dea

chairperson@tribesbeekeepersassociation.com

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: Billy Gilmore
Maam West
Maam
Co. Galway
0877942028

Treasurer: Rodney Teck
Seamist House,
Beach Road,
Clifden,
Co Galway

rodney.teck@mu.ie

Secretary: Frank Conroy
Curr,
Maam,
Co Galway
H91 K5V6


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: Mary Corless
Coolaght,
Claremorris,
Co Mayo

087-285 9578

marycoreless2@gmail.com

Secretary: Jurate Tighe
3 Manor Brook,
Ballyhaunis,
Co Mayo

085-1094936

d.jurate@gmail.ru

Treasurer: Theresa Griffin
Annagh,
Ballyhanis,
Co. Mayo

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
Co. Mayo

Chair: Neal Doherty

nealadoherty@gmail.com

Secretary: John McDermott

mcdermottireland@gmail.com

Treasurer: Nuala Irwin

nualairwin@gmail.com


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

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 Abbeyville Claristown Julianstown County Meath mikekelly@eircom.net 086-3807886 Hon Secretary: Emma Finn 10 Rosemount Ave. Artane Dublin D05 P239; e.finner@gmail.com 086 1003784  Vice Chairperson:  Mick Moyna 27 Offington Drive Sutton Dublin 13 D13 W5N0 mick.moyna@gmail.com 087 9545586 Hon. Treasurer: Kevin Proctor Lissenhall Little Swords County Dublin K67 VK11​ 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
Chairperson: Paul Boyle, Old Schoolhouse, Tallanstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth 087-2323631 email: boyler1885@gmail.com Secretary: Anna Monaghan “An Tigin”, Knockacleva, Collon, A92 VK70 086-3963349 email: lbkasec@gmail.com Treasurer: Brendan Murray The Rocks, Coolfore, Monasterboice, Co. Louth A92 E5R6 041-9826957 email: brendanpmurray@gmail.com

White Abbey Association Kildare
Chair: Ken Norton

The Royal County Association
Chair: Michael Goulding Peterstown Trim County Meath 086-1028989 michael.goulding@novas.ie Secretary: Sarah Mc Garry, Trim Co. Meath 089 4414170 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 kennorton06@gmail.com 087-2418213

County Offaly Association
Chair: Geraldine Byrne Secretary: Niall O’Reilly Killmurray Tullamore County Offaly 087-6665411 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 dunamaisebees@gmail.com Treasurer: Cormac McGiollacoda Camross Village Mountrath County Laois 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.
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: Alan and Janice Morrisey Mill cottage, Carrigower, Greystones, A67RH90 086-8113695 johntwebb@eircom.net

Ashford Beekeepers Association Wicklowbees@gmail.com
Chair: Michelle O’Connor 087-2505205 abka.chairman@gmail.com Secretary: Jackie Stone 086-6019702 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. Assistant Tresurer: Dermot Rothwell. Public Relations Officer: Anne Hutton. Apiary Manager: Paddy Holohan. 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 pauljosephodonnell@eircom.net 086-2724977 Secretary: Jer Keohane jkeohane@iece.ie 087-2523265 Treasurer: Declan Gough gough.declan@gmail.com
087-2807683

Gorey Association goreybeekeepers.com
Chairperson:Joe Nealson Aspens Wood, Raheeteigue, Tinahely, County Wicklow 0402-38481 086-3892041 President and Apiary Manager Gerard M Williams Carrigbeg Gorey County Wexford 053-9421823 086-3634134 geraldandvera@eircom.net 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, vis Waterford 051-895 5449 Vice Chairman: Jim Power The Hill, Carrickbeg, Carrick on Suir, County Tipperary 051-640448 Secretary: Maura Dimond 086-2619993 m_dimond2@hotmail.com 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

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 TreasurerSeamus Kenneddy

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

Secretary: Tony Maher

maher.tony3@gmail.com

086-4180313

Treasurer: Kevin Costello
Ballyconry
Ballyvaughan
County Clare

kevincostello012@gmail.com

086-0678973


North Tipperary Beekeepers Association
Web: www.northtippbees.com

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

Secretary: John Mason
Roskeen
Drombane
Thurles
Co. Tipperary

Tel. 087-9672209
Email northtippbees.secretary@gmail.com

Treasurer: John Harnett
Parkstown
Horse and Jockey
Thurles
Co. Tipperary

Tel. 0868295235

Email parkstownproduce@gmail.com


County Limerick Beekeepers Association

Chair: Tom Hayes
tomelisehayes@yahoo.ie
086-8426719

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

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

PRO Sinéad Mortell


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

Chair: Tara Timlin

066-7128863

Vice-Chair: Chris Dury

087-3570551

Secretary: Margaret Moriarty
The Kerries West
Tralee
Co. Kerry

0872634461

secretary@kingdombeekeepers.com

Treasurer: Dominick Moloney

068-21663


Duhallow Association

Chair: Eddie Walsh

walsheddie2@gmail.com

Vice Chairperson: Pat Keane

Secretary: Andrew Burke
Pallas
Lombardstown
Mallow
County Cork

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
Ballyluskey,
Drangan,
Thurles,
Co. Tipperary.
E41VX06
087-6687452

gclancy@clancy.ie

Secretary: Erika Reeves
Ballycurkeen,
Ballyneale,
Carrick on Suir,
Co. Tipperary.
E32DV25

083-0065667 / 089-4628062

southtippbees@gmail.com

Treasurer: Robert Barton
Cloneen,
Clonmel,
Co Tipperary

bartonrobert000@gmail.com
086-365 5496


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’

Chairman: Willie O’Brien
whobrien@eircom.net
087-2258883

Hon. Secretary: Anne Marie Fogarty
Email: waterfordbees@gmail.com
Phone: 0862064919

Hon. Treasurer: Mary Madigan
Email: mary_madigan@hotmail.com
Phone: 0879603501

PRO: Sinéad Hartley

Education Officer: John Cunningham


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 Healy
healyj@live.ie
086-8235000
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: 


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: Siobhán O’Riordan
cavanbeekeepers@gmail.com

086-2755078

Treasurer: Evelyn O’Reilly

086 8520649


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