Éire Budgerigar Society

Est 1952

             The National Budgerigar Society of Ireland


The Éire Budgerigar Society is deeply saddened to announce the death after a short illness of its President and Chairman, Mr Brian McCabe.
Brian passed away in the early hours of the 29th of November in the care of the staff at Harold's Cross Hospice, Dublin.
Brian loved his hobby for all the right reasons, comradery, a sense of togetherness, a common goal which was for the greater good of the group, as opposed to any form of self-glory.
First to put his hand up to offer to help, first to ask, do you need a hand?  First to say YES whenever he was asked, and last to leave until the job was done. This trait is what made Brian the ultimate team player, and it is why he was held in such high regard,
so much so that his club friends travelled from all over the island of Ireland to his funeral service to pay tribute to him and to be thankful to have met and to have had the privilege to share life with such a wonderful human being who brought cheer, laughter and a
sense of worth to all of us who called him friend.

I along with six other club members had the pleasure of being in Brian’s company last August when we paid a weekend visit to the European Budgerigar Exhibition in Karlsruhe Germany. It was a weekend which I know will hold lasting memories for all of us who
shared in his wonderful company. I am so happy to know how much he enjoyed that special weekend amongst friends, sharing a common interest.

Such was the esteem in which he was held, that our club’s Facebook page has been filled with glowing tributes to him, not just from Ireland but also the UK and as far afield as Germany and Austria.  Brian will be irreplaceable at the helm.
To his wife Bernie, Son Kenneth,Daughter Laura, son in law John and his granddaughters Sophia and Ana we extend our deepest sympathies.

Dr Rob Marshall author of what has been described as the finest and most comprehensive book ever written on Budgerigars comes to Ireland next Year, and has kindly offered to give a lecture on specific aspects of Budgerigar health.

The committee of the Éire B.S. will work with Dr Rob over the coming year to isolate and identify those  certain health issues which affect our birds  in our damp and temperate climate. We are grateful to Dr Rob for his kind offer and look forward to him sharing his vast knowledge of the Budgerigar.

  "The Éire B.S. Leading by Example"