Welcome to the official Alpaca Association of Ireland Site
The official Alpaca Association of Ireland was founded in 2003 to foster the growing alpaca industry in Ireland.The Alpaca Association of Ireland aims to bring together alpaca owners, breeders, lovers and veterinary specialists in an association that will foster a vibrant national alpaca industry in Ireland.
The Alpaca Association of Ireland encourages the development of all aspects of the alpaca – genetic improvement, fibre production and end products such as yarn, garment and household goods. It also aims to increase knowledge about alpacas through shows, farm open days, training courses and workshops.
Furthermore the Alpaca Association of Ireland holds a list of those alpacas in Ireland owned by its members. It is intended that an international Breed Standard will be used to evaluate the quality of alpacas bred and bought by members to ensure transparency and to identify and promote high quality breeding stock.
Members of the Alpaca Association of Ireland encourage farm visits for families, individuals and schools. Please ask for your nearest member’s open days, or contact a committee member to suggest options.
Please click on the News link above for more up to date information