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.
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
The Irish Water Spaniel Club has always set out to promote the breed since the origin of the club.
The Committee set out in its 125th year to promote the breed this year and we were very successful as we had 17 dogs entered. We wish to thank our judge Mrs Liz Cooper for doing a great job and been so encouraging especially with our members who have never shown before.
I would like to thank the Committee and their family members for their work on the day. This was a very enjoyable day for all involved.
The Committee would like to thank our sponsors Happydog and also all the help from Fermoy Canine Club and Dogshowentry.
A club event coming up on the 20th of September at Dromin House, Dromin, County Louth.
The progamme starts at 10:30am with Gun Dog training run by our Field Trial Secretary Tony Sellars. This will be followed by a Scurry in the afternoon.
We really hope to get a great turn-out on the day. All are welcome and we’d especially like to see as many Irish Water Spaniels there as possible, so if you are an owner it would be fantastic if you could make it. Of course all breeds are welcome so do invite friends and family to come along!
Access to the venue is very easy, just a two minute drive off the M1 motorway. Take exit 13 off the M1 towards Dunleer. Pass the Village Saloon pub on your left, follow the road on for approximately 1km to next crossroads and turn right. Dromin House is on the left after approx. 1km. There will be posters to guide once you turn off the motorway.
You are advised to bring lunch on the day and bring wellies!
On the 3rd of May the Irish Water Spaniel Club of Ireland will be celebrating a very special day, the 125th anniversary of the Club. Many of you will already know that the Club is amongst the oldest in the world but may not have been aware such a significant milestone was just around the corner.
We would encourage as many IWS owners as possible to enter the show but you can also just come along to watch, meet other IWS owners, club and committee members and catch up with what’s happening in the world of the IWS these days.
Entries Close 6th April 2015 for postal entries. Enter online at www.dogshowentry.ie, online entry closes at midnight on the 14th April 2015. Judge: Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper
We’ll be posting more details here on the site over the next week or two so make sure to check back but for now here are the vital details to mark in your diary:
03rd of May 2015 Where: The Ferryhouse Sports Complex, Waterford Road, Clonmel
Trophies and Cups for the 125th Championship Show
Best in Show – The Dolford Cup 1 presented by Mr. John Danford & Bronze Medallion
Best Opposite Sex – The Dutch Members Trophy presented in 1990
Best Puppy – The Teal of Tully Cup presented by Mr. Joe Douglas
Best Intermediate – The Bogwater Cup & Bronze Medallion
Best Veteran – The Curry Cup presented by Mrs. Pat Wake
To win any Cup or Trophy a dog must win a 1st in a class and an Excellent or Very Promising Grade.
This year the Irish Water Spaniel Club will be running their Champ Show in conjunction with the Irish Breeds Show at Cloughran on the 13th September. We would like to see many Irish Water Spaniels take part so even if you have never entered a show ring before, this is your chance to show off your dog or bitch and to let everyone see that Irish Water Spaniels may come in all shapes and sizes but are all amazing!
Last year only three dogs were entered – this was very disappointing as we know there are many more who could have appeared in the ring.
Entries will still be received if entered on line. The closing date for on- line entries is midnight on the 31st August. follow this link http://www.dogshowentry.ie/OnlineEntries/Public/AvailableShows.aspx, go to “dogshowentries” and click on “Irish Breeds Show” and the entry form column is on the right of the page. The fee for entering one dog or bitch is 18 euros or £18.00. Judging will commence at 12.30 sharp.
However, showing is optional! Please come along on the day and find out what’s involved….and maybe next year we’ll see many of you take the plunge into showing? it’s a great day out and is also an opportunity to see all the other Irish breeds as well as Irish Water Spaniels.