Ireland –-(Ammoland.com)- An event to mark International Women’s Day in Northern Ireland will be held on Saturday the 8th March 2014 at Foymore Lodge Country Pursuits Centre in Portadown, County Armagh.
‘Women Call the Shots‘ offers women an introduction to countryside activities including clay-target shooting, off-road driving, fly casting, air-rifle target shooting and archery.
Organised by Countryside Alliance Ireland (CAI), the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC NI), the Gun Trade Guild NI and the organisers of the Northern Ireland Countryside Festival, the day will be led by Ulster Unionist Party MLA Jo-Anne Dobson.
Jo-Anne Dobson said: “As a member of the All Party Group on Country Sports and a member of the farming community, I fully appreciate the many benefits that shooting brings to Northern Ireland in terms of its economic contribution, wildlife management and cross-community benefits. There are roughly 1200 women firearm certificate holders in Northern Ireland. This will be a fun day trying different activities and I am delighted to see the country sports organisations come together to introduce more women to shooting sports and other skills.”
The day will cost £10 per person which includes lunch. All shooting will take place under the supervision of trained coaches. Places must be booked in advance and anyone wishing to register for the event can contact either Countryside Alliance Ireland on 028 9263 9911 (or if booking from RoI 048 9263 9911) or BASC NI on 028 9260 5050. https://www.foymorelodge.com/
Countryside Alliance Ireland has been active since the early 1960s, providing Irish sportsmen and women with high levels of information and advice and representation. Over the years as the political environment has changed we have evolved into a highly effective campaigning organisation. Countryside Alliance Ireland is governed by an elected “Board” made up from members throughout Ireland. The Board sets policy and oversees financial and operational matters. Countryside Alliance Ireland partner groups nominate members of the “Board” also, making it truly representative of country sports interests in Ireland. Visit: www.countrysideallianceireland.org