28 May - 01 June 2012

Organising Committee

The Organising Committee for ICAR 2012: Left to right: Andrew Cromie, Sean Coughlan, Pat Mulvehill, Martin Burke, John O’Sullivan, Mary Madden, John Carty, Marianna Kowalczyk, Michael Doran, and Brian Wickham. Absent: Derek Deane.


Ireland hosted the ICAR and Interbull meetings in the City of Cork from 28th May and 1st June 2012.

Cork is a city of 120,000 people located in the south west of Ireland. It is serviced by Cork Airport (www.corkairport.com) with direct flights to most major European capitals. It is easy to get to – see here for all the travel options. It has a lively centre, view map.

Rochestown Park Hotel was the venue for ICAR 2012. More details here.

Late May is a beautiful time of year to visit Ireland and to enjoy the best of Irish hospitality. You can expect a cool moist climate.

In the last few years dairy, beef and sheep recording in Ireland has been reorganised through the establishment of ICBF. ICAR 2012 provided a great opportunity for delegates to see the impact of these developments on the information services used by dairy, beef and sheep farmers and breeding organisations.

For further information on the conference please contact us.