Useful Information

The Irish National is in a fairly remote area this year, and to assist you we have some basic information about the everyday essentials:

  • There are two cash Machines on the Island, one in Achill Sound, and one in Keel Grocery Shop.
  • There is one fuel station on the Island based in Cashel, you will pass this en-route to the National Course, they also do cashback.
  • There are two chemists, one in Achill Sound which is open 9am to 5pm, and one in Keel but with very limited opening hours.
  • There is one supermarket in Achill Sound called Supervalue.
  • There is a local grocery store in Keel which has a cash machine and they also provide a cashback facility.
  • The ISDS will have a shop onsite at the Irish National Trial, selling a range of clothing items, books, whistles and DVD's etc.



Interviews, Reports and News

10th July 2018

Anyone staying in Keel Caravan park during the Irish National.

We have been advised you will be unable to exit the camping site in your vehicle prior to 7.30am as the gates will be locked.

If you wish to leave the site earlier, they have reccommended that you will need to park outside the campsite.

We have a camping space available at the National, however there is no electricity or amenities on our site.

For more information please contact Keel Caravan Park directly.


3rd July 2018

Looking forward to welcoming Mayo Macra to the Irish National This year.

Macra na Feirme contribute to the sustainable development of rural communities in Ireland; by supporting the social, economic, cultural, personal development and well-being of young people who have a rural connection.

They represent their interests in the development and implementation of relevant policies, programs and services at national, regional and local levels and by advocating on behalf of the young farmer.

Check out their page below


19th June 2018

If you are unable to make this years Irish National then don't despair, Emanuel Freitas will be on site over the 3 days, live streaming the event.

You can tune in to his youtube channel below, to be kept up to date with all of the action on the field.



15th June 2018

Martin O'Malley's interview with Midwest Radio



12th June 2018

First signs are being displayed...



8th June 2018

Good write up on the Irish National in this week's Mayo Advertiser...



6th June 2018

That's Farming website report of the upcoming Irish National Sheepdog Trial