Return of the Hounds to the Boyne ValleySaturday 1st December at 1pm
The Boyne Valley Visitors Centre welcomes the Irish Wolfhound Society of Ireland with their wonderful Irish Wolfhounds for a Heritage History Walk on Sat 1st December. We encourage members of the public, tourists, and everyone to come along and experience what will be a memorable spectacle when this ancient breed assembles in front of Old Bridge House.
The Irish Wolfhound is a breed which is intertwined with the myths and legends of Ireland and with the Irish nation. Brun na Boinne (Boyne Valley) was their ancient home where they hunted large game and became famous for their size, strength, courage, beauty and loyalty.
Come and see for yourself these gentle giants, the magnificent hounds of Ireland, the Kings & Queens of the canine race.
Warm clothing and wellies/boots are recommended for the walk.
The Tea Pavilion at the centre serves light meals, speciality teas and coffees in beautiful surroundings.
The Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre is located on the South bank of the River Boyne, 3km north of Donore Village. The site is sign-posted from the M1 (Dublin/Belfast), Exit 9, off N51 (Slane/Drogheda).
Championship Show debut
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every one who entered our Championship Show debut. Entries have come from France, Luxembourg, Germany, England, Wales and Scotland and from all four Irish provinces, Leinster, Ulster, Munster and Connaught, totalling 74 in all. Entries for special classes such as children’s handling and the competition for altered dogs and bitches, will be taken on the day.
We have heard via the grapevine that several spectators from far-flung regions will also be there to support us – thank you to you all. Remember that the City North Hotel in Co. Meath offers a shuttle service between the hotel and the airport (less than 20 minutes away) and may even oblige you with a service to the show (5 minutes away) and back. But please liaise with the hotel directly well before the day. In the case of the airport shuttle they will need your flight number, time of arrival etc.
Long-term weather forecast seems to be favouring us so the steak barbeque after the show looks to be on the cards. Please let us know, if you can, whether you will be attending in order to facilitate the catering. Should the weatherman be incorrect, we will be having the lovely roast dinner, so it’s a win-win situation either way. But please be prepared for any eventuality by dressing accordingly.
Going by previous years’ experience, the show promises to be fun for all including the youngsters, with children’s handling classes in three age categories. We plan on leaving nobody out of the loop.
We wish you the best of luck on the day and above all a day of fun and joy.
Go raibh maith agat
(1,000 thanks to you)
Pictures from last years show.
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