Ballinlough Gun Club, Ballinlough, Co.Roscommon Ireland
Founded in the mid 1950s the overriding philosophy and mission of the club is to preserve protect and enhance the habitat and game populations for the enjoyment of future generations to . To this end the members have initiated intensive game restocking programmes through incubating ,breeding and releasing game birds in the area. Together with habitat protection and targeted vermin control this has ensured that non native species such as pheasant are a common and welcome sight in the Ballinlough countryside.
The club is involved in the monitoring of declining species such as Curlew, Corncrake and Red grouse. club members have helped to identify breeding sites for curlew pairs in the area.It also actively supports the Roscommon Red Grouse restoration project ,and the Nargc game crop initiative in conjunction with the Glas scheme .Partnership with farmers and landholders is part of our ongoing policy.
Prior to the pandemic restrictions clay pigeon shooting competitions were a popular social event for members.The club currently has full membership and a waiting list applies .All members are fully insured under the National Association of Regional Game Council scheme.