At the St Patricks day Irish kennel Club Dog Expose we had great success at our breed stand. Lots of lovely people interested in the IWS and Willow charmed the crowd.
On Saturday at the Celtic winners show Willow (aka Azariel Come O’er The Sea) won Best Of Breed and Group 3. She also was placed 4th in Best Native Irish Breeds Final! Well and truly flying the flag for the breed both in and out if the ring this weekend.
Congratulations to our very own Club Committee member Emma O’Donnell on this great achievement. We hope there’s lots more to come.
For some more great photos from the day check out our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Water-Spaniel-Club-of-Ireland/704384549592100?ref=stream
So, the committee have just finished their first meeting of 2014 and we’re proposing to run a fun day for Irish Water Spaniel owners and the general public on the 11th of May. At the moment the venue is tentatively set as Dromin, Co. Louth and we’re posting this to give as much notice as possible but also to seek feedback on what you’d like to see on the day.
If you’ve got an idea that would help make the day a success please post a reply here or email firstname.lastname@example.org, we really would like to get ideas from members so we can host a great event and kick off the year with a long overdue day that everyone can enjoy.
The first confirmed event for the day is a free grooming lesson from Emma O’Donnell. Emma will be doing a live demonstration on the day to show owners (and anyone considering the breed) how to groom an IWS.
It promises to be a great opportunity for IWS owners all over Ireland to meet up, have some fun, meet the committee and give their dogs a great day out. We hope you can join us on the day.
Please check back here for further updates and confirmation of the date and venue which we’ll post as soon as the final decision is made.
We are holding our Annual General Meeting, details as follows:
Date: 20th October 2013
Venue: City North Hotel, Gormanston, Dublin ( Exit 7 on the M1 motorway) N 53º 38′ 19.76″, W 6º 15′ 29.28″
After a somewhat difficult year for the Irish Water Spaniel Club, the committee is determined to get it back on its feet but we need your support, we are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the AGM.