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The Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations clg FIBKA

Find a Beekeepers’ Association Near You

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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.

Just contact your local beekeeper’s association to get started
Ballyhaunis Beekeepers Association
Chair: Mary Corless

Secretary: Colm Bohane

Treasurer: Patricia Duffy
Connemara Beekeepers Association
Monthly meetings on the second Sunday at 4pm.
Chair: Gerard Coyne

Secretary: Frank Conroy

Treasurer: Rodney Teck
Suck Valley Association
Chair: David Nally

Secretary: Rhonda Oates

Treasurer: Susan Hughes

Vice-Chairperson: Aidan Clifford
Tribes Beekeepers Association
Co. Galway
Monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of month at 7:30 pm
Digges Beekeepers’ Association
Co Cavan
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President: Sonny Moran

Chair: Mary Hyland

Secretary: Lorraine Byrne

Joint Treasurer: Kathleen Kearns

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:
Chair: Ger Hyland

Secretary: Alex Blackwell

Treasurer: Julia McMaster

Erris Association
Chair: Pete Bryce Dexter

Secretary: John McDermott

Treasurer: Neal Doherty

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

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.
Chairperson: Mick Moyna

Secretary: Emma Finn

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

The Royal County Association
Chair: Michael Goulding


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

Secretary: Nicola Walker McCormack

Treasurer: Iain Manning

Education Officer: Micahel Treacy & Mick Scally

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: Richard McCann

Secretary: Roseanne Fitzgerald

Treasurer: Cormac McGiollacoda
South Laois Beekeepers Association
Heritage House,
Portlaoise Road,
Co. Laois

Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month.>
Chairman: Tim Oxley

Secretary: Shane O Ciardhubhain

Treasurer: Gary Luttrell
Ashford Beekeepers Association
Rocky Road,
Wicklow Town,
Co. Wicklow
Chair: Ruth Keogh

Secretary: Jacqueline Stone

Treasurer: Bill Markham

Membership Secretary: Alan Grace

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: Dorel Picovici

Secretary: Shane Kavanagh

Treasurer: Ian Stanley

Assistant-Secretary: Sinead Farrell

Education: Larry O’ Reilly

Apiary Manager: Paddy Houlihan

Committee: John Blanche.

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: Kevin Brogan
Gorey Association
Chairperson: Joe Nealson

Secretary: Michael Reid

Treasurer: Brendan White

South Kilkenny Association
Chair: Peter Walsh

Secretary: Maura Dimond

Treasurer: Bernadette McGrath

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: Paddy Kennedy

Secretary: Noeleen Kavanagh

Treasurer: Elaine Sheridan

Education Officer: Noeleen Kavanagh

New Ross Beekeepers Association
Chair: Angela Jennings

Secretary: Seamus Kennedy

Treasurer: Seamus Kennedy

South Wexford Beekeepers Association

Secretary: Darren Cunningham

Treasurer: Peter Kehoe
Roundwood Association
Chair: Brian Walsh

Secretary: Dennis Patterson>

Treasurer: Alan Morrisey
Rathangan Beekeepers Association

Co. Kildare
Chair: Roisin Fitzmaurice

Secretary: John Mack

Treasurer: Mel Brereton
Banner Association
North Tipperary Beekeepers Association
Chair: Michael Fleming

Secretary: John Mason

Treasurer: John Harnett

County Limerick Beekeepers Association
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

Secretary: John Greenaway

Treasurer: Marie Halloran

All correspondence to the Club email please.
Duhallow Association
Chairman: Eddie Walsh

Secretary: Andrew Burke

Treasurer: Martin Corcoran

Vice Chairperson: Niamh English

Education Officer: Catherine Caulwell

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: Ger O’ Donoghue

Secretary: Ivan O’Connell

Treasurer: Ger Long
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: Aoife Nic Giolla Coda

Secretary: Erika Reeves

Treasurer: Robert Barton

Vice Chair: Gerry Clancy
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

Secretary: Niall Kane

Treasurer: Michael Veale

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

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

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: Michael Love
Secretary: Amanda O’ Donovan

Treasurer: Michaek Cook
Foyle Beekeepers Association
Inishowen Association
Chair: Sean McDermott

Secretary:Tom Evans

Treasurer: Kate O’Callaghan

Education Officer: Mick Verspuij
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: Helga Sneddon

Treasurer: Paul Cullen

Committee Members

Vice Chairperson: David Eakin

Assistant Secretary: Lisa Grant

Assistant Treasurer: John Gillespie

PRO: Glen McGlaughlin

Health Officer: Thomas Williamson

Apiary Manager: Paul Cullen

Ass Apiary Manager: Vincent Kieran

Honey Secretary: Martin Carragher

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

Beginners are always welcome.
Chair: Dorothy Hawthorne

Secretary: Alan Brady

Treasurer: Evelyn O Reilly
Northwest Beekeepers Association
Chair: Fergal Megannety

Secretary: Mary Gallagher

Treasurer: Svetlana Megannety

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