Upcoming Events


posted Aug 8, 2019, 1:49 AM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Aug 8, 2019, 1:55 AM ]

A meeting of the DCS ROI group will be held in Gosford Park, Markethill, Co Armagh, on Saturday Aug 17th, at 1:30pm following The Armagh County Agricultural Show and Country Festival.

The Northern Ireland Dexter group will give a workshop for training cattle for showing in conjunction with our meeting in Gosford Park on Saturday, 17th of August. This is an opportunity which should help us in our efforts in showing our Dexters at our local shows. Your attendance would be very welcome. 



Dexter Cattle Society AGM 2019

posted Jun 15, 2019, 4:24 AM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Sep 12, 2019, 12:47 PM ]

Dexter Cattle Society 
Annual General Meeting


Members intending to attend the AGM are required to complete the form in the link.
                                                      AGM attendance form

Saturday 12th October 2019 

Location: St Kevins GAA Pavillion, Staplestown, Donadea, Naas, Co Kildare

9:30am-10:30am     Registration
10:30am             DCS AGM
1pm     Soup Sandwiches Tea Coffee & more -- €7 approx

Conference Speakers
            2:30pm Tom Mc Donald
            3:00pm Duncan McIntyre
            3:30pm Greg Walsh
            4:00pm Weatherbys

            4:30pm Discussion
            7:00pm Dinner €21 approx Bar & Music

Finding Tour Way:

                            Eircode: W91 Y653– Use Google Maps on Mobile Phone

                            Sat Nav GPS Co-ordinates   North 53.33148 West 006.75955

                            Approx 15 minutes off M4 Kilcock Clane Exit 8 to R407

                            Approx 25 minutes off M7 Naas South Exit 10 R409 or Exit 9 R407


            Friday 11th October 2019, 7:00pm             Meet & Greet in St Kevin’s Bar

                                                                                        Enjoy some Tea Coffee & Cake

 Some Accommodation close by

Leixlip         6 Hotels (15 miles from AGM) Exit 5 off M4
Maynooth 2 Hotels & 2 B&B (10 miles from AGM) Exit 7 off M4
Naas 7 Hotels (10 miles from AGM) Exit 9 or 10 off M7
Clane Westgrove Hotel (6 miles from AGM) Exit 8 off M4 onto R407 or Exit 9 or 10 off M7



Connaught Meeting

posted Jun 4, 2019, 4:34 PM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 6:43 AM ]

Connaught Meeting 
      Sunday 16th June 2019 @ 2pm
            Hiney’s Bar Main Street Crossmolina, 
                            Co Mayo

Eircode F26 X9H6 

Farm Walk Organised by Sean McHugh to Bourke Farm @ 4pm


                                           HINEY'S     --   Tel 096 31202



posted May 13, 2019, 11:03 AM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 6:47 AM ]

posted Apr 25, 2019, 10:57 AM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated 14 minutes ago ]
A sale of Dexter cattle will take place in Drumshanbo on Sat May 18th.

Cattle for sale should be booked into the mart a week in advance, this is to allow for a full listing to be prepared for the benefit of everybody, paricularly the buyers.
The sale is to include organic and non organic dexters.
Animals intended for breeding must be Pure Bred Registered Dexters. Registration Certificates should be available for viewing on the day.

Address:     Drumshanbo Mart, Drumshanbo
County:       Leitrim
Phone:        071 9641116



2019 SHOWS

posted May 12, 2019, 12:19 PM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Jul 9, 2019, 4:30 AM ]

Cork Show June 15th & 16th

Strandhill Show  
Henry Judge will exibit some beatifull Dexters 

Mount Briscoe Rare & Traditional Breeds Show July 28

Bonniconlon Show - Agricultural & Gymkhana Show Ireland
Phone: +353 96 45111 / +353 87 2942949

Royal Meath Show in Trim Co Meath on the 1st September 2019.


Regional Meeting April 14th

posted Dec 19, 2018, 11:55 AM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Jun 1, 2019, 3:18 PM ]

The next Regional Meeting of the group will be held in

The Mill Inn, The Mills, Ballyvourney, Co Cork 

P12 FF86

Phone 026 45237 or email info@millinn.ie

with Visit to Sean Dineen's Dexter Herd @ 4pm



Drumshanbo MEETING

posted Sep 22, 2018, 2:41 AM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 6:53 AM ]

The First Dexter Cattle Sale

Drumshanbo Mart     October 20th 2018

A sale of Rare Breeds Cattle will take place on October 20th at Drumshanbo Mart in conjunction with the monthly Organic Mart, and is being organised by Leitrim Organics and Connnacht Knowledge Transfer Group.
All classes of Dexters from Calf to Cow to Bull will be accepted.


Dexter Cattle Society UK AGM

posted Sep 5, 2018, 12:56 PM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Nov 11, 2018, 12:06 PM ]

AGM 2018

The AGM will be held at Hopes Auction Co Ltd,
Syke Road,
Wigton CA7 9NS
on Saturday 13th October 2018.

Travel directions
to Hopes Auction from M6 Motorway
Address: Hopes Auction, Syke Road, Wigton, CA7 9NS

For other accommodation and things to do in the area please use link 


K&S DARNBROOK…Cleughside, Bailey, Newcastleton, TD9 0TR. Tel… 01697 748537
GRIFFITHS FAMILY…Sewell houses, Southwaite, Carlisle, Cumbria. CA4 0EP. Tel…01697 473241
J KEMP…Breoch Park, New Abbey, Dumfries, Scotland. DG2 . Tel…01387 850554
C&M Neilson…Windy Knowe Farm, Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. DG12 5LN. Tel…01461 204691 V&G Scho eld… Beckside Farm, Ivegill, Carlisle, Cumbria. Ca4 0PJ. Tel…01697 473426



posted Jun 9, 2018, 12:51 PM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Oct 28, 2018, 6:58 AM ]

The next regional meeting will be in Munster.
The meeting will be held on Sunday, June 17th, 

At The Charleville Park Hotel, 
            Co Cork 
                Start time 2pm.  

The meeting will be followed by a farm walk at 4:00pm hosted by Conor Cagney. 
All members and prospective members are welcome. 


Next Regional Meeting

posted Mar 30, 2018, 1:42 PM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated May 30, 2018, 1:06 PM ]


Meeting on Saturday 14th April 2018 @ 2pm
At Donabate Golf Club,
New Road, Donabate, Co. Dublin.

Food available from 1pm

Farm Walk to Peter Bryans Herd @ 4pm
All DCS Members welcome.  

Opportunity to see a large New Dexter Herd.  

Peter is marketing Dexter Beef direct to the consumer.


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