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Shows, Exhibitions & Races

Bird Gatherings

Following a risk assessment undertaken by the Department of Agriculture and Food, bird gatherings are now permitted under general licence, subject to compliance with the following conditions:


Restrictions on the movement of poultry and captive birds may vary depending on the international and local situation with regard to Avian Influenza. Therefore Show organisers should contact the local District Veterinary Office prior to organising an event to confirm whether any restrictions are in place at the time of the show. 

Birds Gatherings are permitted under general licence, subject to compliance conditions:

  • Compliance with the measures set out in the schedule to this licence (click here for conditions) (doc 141Kb)  )
  • Records are to be kept of all participants, buyers and sellers, including their names, home addresses and contact telephone numbers, and the number and type of birds that they had.
  • Advance notice on the form attached (click here) (doc 23Kb)  ) must be given to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine not less than 2 working days prior to its taking place.