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Weds-Fri 9.30am to 6pm        Sat 9.30am to 5pm

Royal Ulster Agricultural Society

If you are a member of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society, a valid membership card will gain you entry for the four days of the Show. All members must bring their photographic membership card on the day. Please note, all memberships must be fully paid to gain entry.

It is a condition of entry that everyone will need to demonstrate their COVID-19 status on entry by providing either:-

  • Proof of full vaccination- both doses received ( with the second at least 14 days prior to the event) or
  • Proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken no more than 48 hours prior to your arrival at the event (including children 11 years and older)
  • Proof of natural COVID antibodies based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the event ( including 10 days self-isolation following the result)

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INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER?

Members are the backbone of the Society.

Not only do membership subscriptions provide essential income for the Society but the contribution provided by its members is vital to the present and future of everything the Society achieves.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society contact us on:

Phone: 028 9066 5225
Email: membership@ruas.org.uk

Alternatively you can download the application form via the link below and return it to us:

By Email: Send completed form to membership@ruas.org.uk

By Post: Send completed form to:

Royal Ulster Agricultural Society
Eikon Exhibition Centre
Balmoral Park
Halftown Road
Lisburn
BT27 5RD

CURRENT MEMBERS

Should you wish to update your details or set up a direct debit for annual membership please download and complete the following forms.

FEEDBACK

Should you have any feedback or queries regarding membership we are always happy to hear from you.

Contact:

Phone:
+44(0)2890 686188
Email: membership@ruas.org.uk

Membership Downloads

The Royal Ulster Agricultural Society (RUAS) was first known as the North East Agricultural Association of Ireland which was formed in 1854 following the Great Famine and a desire to improve agriculture. The Society was to embrace the counties of Down, Antrim, Armagh and Monaghan by holding Agricultural Shows and giving agricultural instruction. 

In December 1903, the name was changed to the Ulster Agricultural Society, then in January 1904, His Majesty King Edward VII commanded that the Society be known as the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society. The Society has charitable status and its income is applied towards the promotion of its objectives.

The King’s Hall was opened in 29th May 1934 by His Royal Highness and the Duke of Gloucester and quickly became a landmark of international renown. In April 1991 the Department of the Environment recognised its presence and features by placing it on the list of buildings of special architectural and historic interest.


OBJECTIVES

To promote agriculture in Northern Ireland by holding Agricultural Shows and by giving agricultural instruction by exhibitions, lectures and other such means as may from time to time be found expedient. The promotion of Industries, Art, Science and Literature - though they have always been treated as minor in relation to the main objective of promoting agriculture.


CONTACT DETAILS

Royal Ulster Agricultural Society
Eikon Exhibition Centre
Balmoral Park
Halftown Road
Lisburn
BT27 5RD


Phone: +44(0)2890 665225
Email:info@ruas.org.uk

At the annual meeting of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society held at the Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Park on Friday 5th March 2020, the following 24 members were declared elected as members of the Council for a period of three years:

Cynthia Aiken, Alan Armstrong, Sam Bell, Barclay Bell, Vaughan Byrne, Dr Sam Campbell, Robin Cherry, Linda Davis, Patricia Erwin, Ashley Fleming, Desmond Gibson, Pauline Gibson, Ian Harvey, Jayne Harkness-Bones, Norma Hoy, Denise Kelso, Eugene Larkin, Jay Lindsay, Alistair McDonald, Robert McKibbin, Geoffrey Ringland, Trevor Shields, Stephen Smith, Alex Woods

 

 

Annual Report