Summer Field Meeting 2018

Our annual summer field meeting takes place on Thursday 7th June. We are visiting East Mayo for the first time and we are including two major machinery manufacturers – McHale and AgriSpread. We will also be given an introduction to agricultural activity in Mayo and have a talk on the importance of freshwater fishing to the county.

Overnight accommodation in advance is available in the McWilliam Park Hotel for €115/double/twin room B&B or €105/single room B&B or €155 per double room for dinner B&B. If you want to avail of any of these options contact the hotel yourself.

As has become traditional, we have organised breakfast in the hotel for anyone who wishes to avail of it for an additional €10/head (pay separately). To help organise for our visits we would appreciate if you could let the secretary know if you intend to travel, with numbers.


07.30 – 08.30    Assemble McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris. Tel: 094 9378000

GPS 53o 43’ 29.49’’N 8o 59’ 26.50’’W  Eircode F12 D1W3

Breakfast available up to 8.30am @ €10/person.

09.00 hrs           The importance of the fishing industry in County Mayo: Presentation in the hotel.

Markus Müller, Fisheries Information Manager, Inland Fisheries.

09.45 hrs           Depart hotel for Ballinrobe – Group up in cars.

10.15 hrs           Visit McHale Engineering in Ballinrobe GPS: 35o 38’ 3.33’’N  9o 14’ 13.30’’ W   Eircode F31 K138

McHale is a very well-known manufacturer of balers, wrapping equipment and other grassland equipment. They export to many countries around the globe.

12.00 hrs           Depart McHale for lunch in Claremorris

12.30–14.30      Lunch in McWilliam Park Hotel with talk by Liam Fahey, Department of Agriculture, Castlebar, on agriculture in Mayo.

15.00–17.00      Visit AgriSpread in Ballyhaunis, manufacturers of fertiliser spreaders.
GPS 53o 48’ 06.33’’N 8o 46’ 18.53’’W  Eircode F35 Y157

AgriSpread manufacture and export spreaders to different parts of the world and provide high levels of machine specification.

For more information contact our Secretary Eugene Ryan on 086 8174357 or email


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