IWSC at the native breeds heritage week event Sunday 26th of August

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.

TG4 Irish Breeds Documentary featuring Irish Water Spaniels repeated on the 26th April

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

Full schedule:
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.

Walk, demonstration & tryout – Dec 03rd Co. Cavan

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,
Flynns Pass
Eircode H12DP94.

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.

Litter available from Susanne Suomi from Sweden

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

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TG4 Irish Breeds Documentary featuring Irish Water Spaniels on the 6th December

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

Irish Water Spaniel Club Logo

IWSC 125th year show update

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.
If anyone is interested in joining the club please contact Hon. Secretary Mrs’s Dorothy Maher on 002866387327 dolly.westland@outlook.com or Treasurer Jimmy Hogan 00353876716959jimmy.hogan.mistywaters@gmail.com
Best in Show Dolford Cup Ms Amanda Kilkenny “Stanegate Truffle”
Best Opposite Sex Dutch Members Trophy Ms Dee Rance “Weemaes Pipers Piping at Mayfred”
Best Puppy Teal of Tully Cup Mr Bernard Fitzsimmons “ Glenstal fudge at Cumasach”
Best Intermediate The Bogwater Cup Ms Dee “Rance Weemaes Pipers Piping at Mayfred”
To mark the 125th Anniversary Show each 1st prize winner received a special medal.
The Club also ran Special Classes for dogs who would not normally be shown.
Best Working Mr Bob & Mrs Dorothy Maher “Archie”
Best Pet Mr John Dorian “Hurley”
Best Neutered over 3 Mr Bob & Mrs Dorothy Maher “Tim”
Best Overall Special Mr John Dorian “Hurley”
Jimmy Hogan