The following is a list of the different Shorthorn Clubs in Ireland. If you require any more information on any of the clubs listed below feel free to call the office on 086 0461442

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Moyside Shorthorn Breeders Club

Chairperson: Tony Roper 086 6010633
Secretary: Mary O’Boyle 087 6695263
Treasurer: Francis O’Doherty
PRO: Ben Lang 087 2076802

The Moyside Club aims to promote the Shorthorn breed in the West of Ireland. The club was formed on 2nd July, 2004 at a meeting in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford, Co. Mayo. Since then membership had steadily grown. Club meetings are held regularly in Walshe’s Lounge, Charlestown, Co. Mayo. New members are always welcome.

The club holds an annual autumn sale at Elphin Mart, Co. Roscommon in conjunction with The Croghan Club.

Sale Dates 2024: Monday 15th April – Elphin Mart, Co. Roscommon

The Croghan Shorthorn Breeders’ Club

Chairperson: Padraig Flanagan 087 9319885
Secretary: Frank Whitney 087 9777484
Treasurer: Noel Bohan 087 2039596

The Croghan Shorthorn Breeders Club is one of the oldest clubs in the country. The club became dormant in 2011 and was revived in 2022 with great success. The autumn sale is held in conjunction with The Moyside Club and the spring sale is held in Carrick Showgrounds.

Monthly meetings are held in Carrick Showgrounds, Carrick on Shannon.

New members are always welcome to join.

Sale Dates 2024: Saturday 6th April – Carrick Showgrounds, Co. Roscommon

Mount Leinster Shorthorn Breeders Club

Chairman: James Whelan,
Secretary: Elaine Stanley
Treasurer: Paul Darker
PRO: Paul Darker

We hold a show and sale at the latter end of October every year. The past few years it was held in Blessington, The show is for Shorthorn Cross heifers and calves.

Sale Date 2024:

New Members welcome any time Contact 087 7751895

Shannonside Shorthorn Breeders Club


The Shannonside Shorthorn Breeders Club, holds its annual sale of Pedigree Registered Shorthorns at Clare Marts, Ennis, Co Clare on the first Saturday of October each year.

Sale Date 2024: Saturday 5th October 2024 – Ennis Mart, Co. Clare

For further information, please contact: Michael Conway 085 7742725

Milking Shorthorn Club

The Milking Shorthorn club was formed in Nov 2012 by members for members. The idea of the club is to bring together those interested in milking shorthorns. The committee is made up of people who are very passionate and active in the promoting of such great milking cows. Cows that have fertility, longevity, docility, great feet and legs plus she pays her way. To date the club has:

1. Set up a Facebook page for promotion and advertising.
2. Gotten some fresh AI bulls into Ireland.
3. Re-introduced classification/scoring of cows.
4. Established an annual Milking Shorthorn sale as a further source of advertising and contact for all interested parties.
5. As a result of the change of code to MS (Milking Shorthorns), It is hoped this change will create a clear indicator of the different strains of Shorthorn-(Beef and Milking cows..).
6. Set up an e-mail address for anyone looking for information or contacts.

This club is in the process of restarting and anyone seeking further information should contact