The theme for Heritage Week this year is “Story-telling” and we will be holding another Native Breeds Event this year at the Battle of the Boyne site just North of Drogheda. The title of the event is “The Myths and Legends of the Nine Native Breeds”
The challenge here is to inspire people about our wonderful breed!!
Each breed will be able to bring a tent or gazebo and promote their breed with displays, merchandise and information. As part of the day each breed will be encouraged to tell stories – we hope to get the public to engage with the IWSC and to get a real feel of how wonderful they are.
We have had a fantastic meeting at the Boyne and all the grounds were looking brilliant. This year we will be in prime position at the front of the house on the main lawn. This will be a superb location for our event.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there on Sunday 26th of August.
Definitely one to set your reminders for! The Irish Breeds Documentary “Madraí na nGael” will be repeated starting 05/04/2018 21:30 on TG4
Ep 1 – Irish Wolfhounds – 05th April
Ep 2 – Kerry Beagles – 12th April
Ep 3 – Irish Setters – 19th April
Ep 4 – Irish Water Spaniels – 26th April
Ep 5 – Irish Terriers and Glen of Imaals – 03rd May
Ep 6 – Wheatens and Kerry Blues – 10th May
Madraí na nGael
Many thanks to Caoilin Rafferty for passing on the notice.
We’ll be meeting in the car park at Port Oriel, (on the right before you go down to the jetty) at 11 o’clock. To get there, turn off the M1 at Dunleer, once in the village take the sign post to Clougher Head. Once at Clougher Head, Port Oreil is sign posted to the left. The chowder is REALLY good, worth the journey for that alone, never mind the company!
The O’Regan family have made a kind invitation for IWS owners and guests, to go to their home on Sunday 3rd December. The meeting is to start at noon, with a walk round the fields and a swim in the lough. There will then be a demonstration by local retriever, spaniel and HPR owners. the demonstration will be followed by a chance for your dogs to”give it a go’. As we all know our dogs will do their best to embarrass us (well mine will), but at least help and advice will be on hand.
Whilst IWS run as retrievers, they have been described in an article in a shooting magazine as “the first all round gundogs” This is our chance to put that theory to the test!
The address is,
Please let us know if you intend to come, we want to make sure there are enough mugs for everyone to get a cup of tea.
There will be a EGM of the club in Connors Pub Dunleer Co. Louth at 2pm as agreed with the IKC. on Sunday the second of April after which we hope to be able to except renewal of membership and new members.
This is to inform everyone there is a litter available from Susanne Suomi from Sweden and here are the details:
Sire: SI CH JWW-10 CurlyCo Trick or Treat
Dam: SE CH NO CH RLD N RLD F CurlyCo Hey Ho Let’s Go
Born: November 15, 2016
We are located in Piteå, Sweden
A link to pedigree of the puppies http://www.iwsdatabase.com/cgi-bin/trial.pl…
More about the puppies and us at www.jocose.se
WebGeneal 4.7.8 (2010.09.26)
Definitely one to set your reminders for! The Irish Breeds Documentary “Madraí na nGael” starting 15th November 8PM on TG4
Schedule Below –
Ep 1 – Wolfhounds – 15th Nov
Ep 2 – Kerry Beagles – 22nd Nov
Ep 3 – Setters – 29th Nov
Ep 4 – Water Spaniels – 6th Dec
Ep 5 – Irish Terriers/ Glen of Imaals – 13th Dec
Ep 6 – Wheatens/ Kerry Blues – 20th Dec