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
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.
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!