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TV deal for Irish Game Fairs
Fieldsports Channel (www.fieldsportschannel.tv) has teamed up with The Great Game Fairs of Ireland as its main arena sponsor at its
game fairs. The action packed arena programmes attract tens of thousands of countrysports lovers at Ireland's premier rural events.
Having successfully re-launched the Ballywalter Game & Country Living Fair after its previous organisers cancelled it, the TGGFI's
next events are Ireland's largest Game Fair - the Irish Game Fair & Country Lifestyle Fair at Shane's Castle, Antrim, ancestral
seat of the O'Neill family, on 7th & 8th July. TGGFI also organises the Republic of Ireland's Largest Game Fair at Birr's Castle,
Co Offaly, on the 25th & 26th August.
Fieldsports Channel will broadcast the Irish Game Fair in its Fieldsports Britain programmes.
Game Fair Director Albert Titterington, said, 'We are delighted to link up with the Field Sports Channel in a symbiotic relationship
that will not only take the All Ireland Game Fair message to a new and wider UK and international audience but also introduce the
channel to a large Irish audience. This should further develop the close sporting links amongst country sports enthusiasts within these
islands and deliver a 'win/win' situation for both partners."
Arena Director Philip Lawton stated "I am delighted to welcome our new arena sponsors. Fieldsports Channel T.V. and look forward to
working with them as we bring a wide range of attractions to our main arena. We will be displaying many of the best aspects of
fieldsports both old and new in our arena with plenty of excitement for the large crowds our programme always attracts. Muzzle loading,
mounted dragoons, living history groups, horse drawn carriage sand dog and horse whisperers will join falconry, gundogs, terriers,
lurchers, fly casting and horse and hounds within an action packed and colourful extravaganza of fun and entertainment for all"
Fieldsports Channel presenter Charlie Jacoby says: "I am delighted we have linked up with The Great Game Fairs of Ireland. I hope
we bring them a large new audience as I expect they will bring to us. As a free, online half-hour weekly TV show, we aim to provide
the best of hunting, shooting and fishing the UK has to offer - and you don't get more sporting folk than in Ireland."
The Shanes Castle event is open from 10.00- 6.00 on the 7th & 8th July with an action packed family event to delight anyone
who lives, works or plays in the Irish countryside.
The Fair will also be televised by www.dogandcountry.tv as part of a
trilogy of programmes on the three Great Game Fairs of Ireland. Programmes on the 2011 fairs can be viewed on www.dogandcountry.tv
SARN Promotes Rural Wellbeing at Game Fair
South Antrim Rural Network (SARN) provides community development support to rural communities within the
council boroughs of Antrim, Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus through funding from the Department of Agriculture & Rural
Development. The organisation also operates two health-focused projects which are funded by the Public Health Agency.
SARN will be hosting a stand at the Irish Game Fair & Country Lifestyle Festival which will bring
together a range of organisations who provide services in relation to rural and health needs. There will be a chance to
access a range of health checks & treatments from the service providers attending, including:
- Community Nurses - blood pressure, blood sugar & body mass index testing
- Holistic therapists - 'taster sessions' of treatments, such as reflexology & massage
- Action Cancer - skin scanner, body composition analysis, lung function testing
- Diabetes UK - Type 2 diabetes risk assessments
There will also be information stands on a wide range of issues including:
- Healthy eating - including fresh fruit salad & smoothie sampling from KL Catering
- Stop Smoking support services
- Drug & alcohol information & support
- Lifeline counselling services for individuals in distress
- GROW South Antrim - grants for rural communities
- Warmer Homes initiative
- BOOST - employment programme for young people
This initiative is being fully funded through DARD and PHA and all services on the day are therefore free of charge to
members of the public visiting SARN's marquee.
Admission prices are Family £25; Adult £10; Children £5 Car Parking and programme FREE.
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