Unfortunately, because of an administrative error, the A.G.M. started on Sunday has had to be suspended. It will be reconvened at the earliest opportunity. Apologies to all for the inconvenience caused.
The A.G.M. is to be held at Connors Bar Dunleer on Sunday 21st October at 12.00. There is one change to the club rules. This is an instruction from the I.K.C. and thus has to be accepted. Looking forward to seeing everyone who can make it there.
The club will be holding the annual dog show on 27th October at Cloghran. The event is being run in conjunction with the Irish Gundog Field and Show Society. The committee would like to thank all at the society for their support and assistance. Show entries are via www.dogshowentry.ie
If anyone requires a hard copy of the schedule for the club show, please contact Tony on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember the closing date for hard copies is 5th October.
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
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
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