Upcoming Events


posted May 13, 2019, 11:03 AM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated May 13, 2019, 11:07 AM ]

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

When booking in animals for sale, owners are asked to give the
registration numbers of the animals for sale as well as
other relevant information.

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



2019 SHOWS

posted May 12, 2019, 12:19 PM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated May 12, 2019, 12:23 PM ]

Cork Show June 15th & 16th

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 May 13, 2019, 11:01 AM ]

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 Dineens Dexter Herd @ 4pm



Drumshambo MEETING

posted Sep 22, 2018, 2:41 AM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Oct 28, 2018, 6:51 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.

Animals must be Registered/Birth Registered. 

Seller/Owner must be in membership of the Irish Dexter Cattle Group

Organic and non Organic 

Consideration will be given to the possibility of “selling in the pen”


A meeting of the group will take place in Drumshanbo Mart at 2:30pm after the Sale on Saturday October 20th.
All Dexter Members and Breeders are Welcome to attend.


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


A Rare Meeting

posted Aug 6, 2018, 11:40 PM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Jan 11, 2019, 10:23 AM ]

Next Regional Meeting

The proposed meeting in Co. Cavan has been cancelled.
This meeting has been moved to the Rare Breeds Show in Gosford Park, Markethill in Co. Armagh, on September 1st.
There will be a big show of Dexter Cattle and other rare breeds. At 2:00pm (or after the show) The Dexter Cattle Society, RoI group, will hold a meeting in a marquee which will be attended by Northern  Ireland Dexter Breeders. This is a great opportunity to see Dexters being shown & meeting with Dexter show people. The show starts at 9:00am.

For SHOW enquiries visit the RBSTNI website at wwww.rbstni.co.uk or the Facebook page at Rare Breeds Survival Trust NI, or contact the RBSTNI Secretary, Kate Madden on 0044 (0)7712090040.



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. 



posted May 9, 2018, 12:49 AM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated May 9, 2018, 1:43 AM ]


takes place Thursday 24th, Friday 25th & Saturday 26 May 2018

at Nevins Newfield Inn, Mulranny, Co. Mayo.

The aim of the event is to promote the conservation and utilisation of remaining Irish rare breeds and to address challenges such as lack of protection, resources and recognition.

A strategically important national discussion will take place on indigenous Irish breeds and how their role as a cultural, food security and climate resilience resource could be developed.

For all information see:     http://irishrarebreedsconference.ie/?page_id=2


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.


AGM : Sunday 11th February 2018

posted Dec 1, 2017, 4:22 AM by Ciaran Culkin   [ updated Mar 30, 2018, 2:08 PM ]

The Society Annual General Meeting (RoI Group)  will take place on Sunday 11th February at 2:00pm, in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Roscommon Rd., Athlone, Co. Westmeath.  All our members are welcome.
Mrs Denise Hasshill, President of the DCS is our Special Guest Speaker.

It is intended to have 4 Provincial meetings during the year in April, June, August & October.   Each meeting will be combined with a farm walk.


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