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3 Irish Wolfhounds looking to rent an unfurnished house in Dublin

3 Irish Wolfhounds looking to rent an unfurnished house in Dublin (and two humans)

Natara, Maya and Roxanne have been living in Inchicore for the last few years and now have to move. If you know of any suitable house for them and two humans, please contact roxanneannino[at]gmail.com Please share or retweet.

I wonder if you might be able to help, Jean Yves and I and more importantly, Natara, Maya and Roxanne have to move home as the landlord is selling the house where we have lived for over 10 years.  We are therefore looking to rent a house which would be suitable for 3 Irish Wolfhounds in Dublin during something of a housing crisis…. Would it be possible to share the message below with your Facebook page and/or the IWSOI website to spread the word amongst the Wolfhound community?   We would be most grateful.Thank you so much

Ifty

Posted by admin on April 17th, 2014 Comments Off

Spring Outing – Coolmore Stud

The Irish Wolfhound Society of Ireland announces its Spring Outing !

We promised you something really special , a visit to the world famous  Coolmore Stud  and the IWSOI always  delivers !!! ….

Our Visit to ‘Coolmore’ Stud  is arranged for Saturday  26th April 2014 .

Just a quick overview of our spring outing on Saturday April 26th.

We will be doing a tour of Coolmore, then lunch at Jolly’s Café, a talk on AI/DNA with Dr. Sarah Mitchell from Southview Vets. Sarah is an AI specialist so have your questions ready. And finally to round off the day a walk thru The Grove.

Now down to details.

Our tour of Coolmore will start at 10:30am. Our tour will take about an hour and a half. Jason will be our tour guide. Because it is foaling season and there will be mares and foals out in several of the paddocks no dogs will be allowed out of the cars. Willie O’Meara will be meeting everyone at the Fethard Ballroom (directions below)  between 10:00am-10:15am this will give you a chance to let the dogs out of the car to do there business and get a drink before heading up to Coolmore.

After of our tour of Coolmore, we will head to Jolly’s Café on the main street of Fethard. This is a wonderful little café with loads of soups, sandwiches & tasty treats. Weather permitting they will be putting tables out front for us so we can eat al fresco and get the dogs out of the cars.

After lunch we will head to The Grove. The Ponsonby Family has generously offered us the use of their hall for our AI/DNA talk and our tour of The Grove. After our talk we will head for a walk around The Grove. The Grove is several hundred acres of farm & woodlands. And it is one of the most scenic privately owned estates in South Tipperary. So don’t forget your cameras.

This will be a wonderful day out and one not to be missed. So please RSVP by Thursday April 24th. We will need numbers for Coolmore.

 

Click here to Download Directions

Contact  us  as soon as possible .

Posted by admin on April 12th, 2014 Comments Off

Battle of the Boyne Walk

Battle of the Boyne Walk

The Boyne Valley Visitors Centre welcomed the Irish Wolfhound Society of Ireland with their wonderful Irish Wolfhounds for a Heritage History Walk on Sat 1st December.  We had a wonderful day and here are the pictures

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by admin on February 22nd, 2014 Comments Off

Irish Wolfhound Pups Available

Irish Wolfhound Puppies Available

Buyers and breeders must read and accept the terms and conditions. Click here to read

Unfortunately, our breeders do not have any puppies available right now. Please check back again for an update.

Posted by admin on January 5th, 2014 Comments Off

The Irish Wolfhound Society of Ireland next walk

The Irish Wolfhound Society of Ireland next walk is: Saturday 30th November

A very rare opportunity to see one of the most exclusive racehorse training grounds in the world.

Aidan O’Brien & Ballydoyle have kindly opened their gates to the Irish Wolfhound Society of Ireland.
This is part one of a two part tour, we will be doing a tour of Coolmore Stud in May along with a historical tour of the 800 year old town of Fethard.
Our tour will begin at the security guarded front gates where many legends of racing past & present have passed through. We will see the statue of the legend Nijinsky. We will walk up the tree lined avenue next to the original gallops that Vincent O’Brien built. We will stop off & see the Giants Causeway yard. This yard was named after the great horse. This was home to such champions as Yeats, St. Nicholas Abbey & Duke of Marmalade. Onward to see the original yard built by Vincent O’Brien, were many champions past & present were trained.
In our tour we will see the pool & spas. Yes, they have special spas!
This is only the start of our tour. Your tour guide will be Jenny O’Meara she has worked for Aidan O’Brien for about the last 15 odd years give a few more than take. So a few stories to tell & any questions answered. Even if you have no interest in horse racing Ballydoyle is a not to be a missed opportunity. It is set on over 300 acres of some of the beautiful land in Tipperary. So don’t forget your cameras.

Our walk thru Ballydoyle will take about an hour & half to 2 hours. After our tour we will head to Fethard for lunch at McCarthy’s Hotel.

This will be a unique experience , lets remember to keep this beautiful venue as pristine as we find it , so please dont forget to bring plenty of plastic bags for ‘poop scooping’ and our own bits and pieces of rubbish …. See you there

 

Please contact

Jenny O’Meara at jlomeara@yahoo.ie or 0877611008 after 5pm. If you are interested in going.

If we could get rough numbers that would be great. And you never know who might pop up to see the hounds.

Please find a small sample for McCarthy’s & directions to Rosegreen. We will meet in Rosegreen on Saturday, November 30th between 11:45 and 12:00 then head for a tour you will never forget! All our welcome.

Lunch At McCarthy’s http://mccarthyshotel.net/
Just a small sample of the lunch menu
Chef’s Salad or Ceasar Salad €7.95Lasagne €9.95
Curry €9.95
Build your own Sandwiches
This is the best restaurant in Fethard and you won’t leave hungry.

Directions to Rosegreen

From Dublin: Take The M7 to the M8 towards CorkAt Junction 8 take the R692 Cashel / Fethard / Clonmel exitAt the first roundabout take the 2nd Exit towards ClonmelAt the second roundabout take the 1st exit towards ClonmelAt the 3rd roundabout take the 1st exit towards ClonmelRosegreen is about 5km up the road. When you get into Rosegreen you will see a petrol pumps and a pub on your left that is where we will all meet up.

From Cork:Take the M8 towards DublinAt Junction 8 take the R692 Cashel / Fethard / Clonmel exitFollow the signs on the next three roundabouts to ClonmelRosegreen is about 5km up the road. When you get into Rosegreen you will see a petrol pumps and a pub on your left that is where we will all meet up.

Posted by admin on November 17th, 2013 Comments Off

Return of the Hounds to the Boyne ValleySaturday 1st December at 1pm

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).

 

 

Posted by admin on August 18th, 2013 Comments Off

Wickerman Fesitval of Fire

Wickerman Fesitval of Fire

Dear Members,
We have been invited to become part of the Wickerman Fesitval of Fire at the Navan Centre in Co. Armagh. The event happens on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th of August. 

Our reason for being part of the festival is to bring wolfhounds back to birthplace of the Cu Chulainn legend, to promote the breed and the Society and generally to have a great family day out! There are lots of other attractions as part of the festival and these are listed on the enclosed flyer. 

We have been invited to be at the centre on Saturday from 3pm to 6pm. 

On the Sunday there is to be a grand parade (including us!) as part of the festival which will climax with a 40’ tall Wicker Man being set ablaze. There are no fireworks involved in the festival, and we will be able to take the hounds away from the Wicker Man before it is set alight. 

We have been invited to be at the centre on Sunday between 6pm and 9pm. 

So far, we are going to be taking part, along with Cathy & Sean and Velda. 

Enclosed is the flyer for “The Wickerman” and full details can be seen on the Navan Centre website.http://www.armagh.co.uk/place/navan-centre-fort/ 

The centre’s address is 81 Killylea Road, Armagh BT60 4LD- about three miles from Armagh City 

Telephone from Northern Ireland: 028 3752 9644 and from the Republic: 048 3752 9644 

If you and your hounds can join us on one or both days that would be great! Please let us know, 

Best Wishes,
John & Mary
on behalf of the IWSOI

 

Posted by admin on August 18th, 2013 Comments Off

2nd Breed Championship Show

Hope you enjoy the pictures from the 2nd Breed Championship Show.

Show report coming soon!

 

Posted by admin on August 4th, 2013 Comments Off

Championship Show debut

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)

IWSOI Committee

Pictures from last years show.

 

Best in Show

 

 

The Trophies

 

Junior Handler

 

Posted by admin on January 18th, 2013 Comments Off

Results of our First Championship Show July 2012

Results of our First Championship Show

Held at Bellewstown Racecourse on

Sunday, 22nd July 2012

 

Judge, Ms Els Swelheim-Kruisinga of Geasa Irish Woldhounds

 

Baby Puppy Dog

1. No. 2 Tapsalteerie Make the Turn Forret Close
2. No. 1 Cathal of Gairdinanri P. Campbell

 

Puppy Dog

1. No. 4 Cuantroime Abhainn Na Bhfiodh M. Donnelly
2. No. 6 Ballymuckleheany Sonny Bill E. Moran
3. No. 7 Broughadowey Setanta W & J Mullen
4. No. 5 Carrickanab Anlam L. FitzSimons

 

Junior Dog

1. No. 10 Eddy vom Alpetal J & M Kuhless
2. No. 11 Glengail Tted Cu-Uladh LT & GP Scott
3. No. 12 Deebert Faolan Little Wolf at Cufodhla C. Walsh-Hartley
4. No. 8 Calcara Grian Ard D. Callaghan

 

Intermediate Dog

1. No. 13 Killoughery The Dazzler GR Messenger

 

Open Dog

1. No. 25 Calcara Bracken A. O’Keeffe
2. No. 14 Tarlog Liam Neeson VA Clark
3. No. 15 Marlaw Dubu Mac Tire Crawford & Poole
4. No. 22 Cualainn Eli Ali S. McDonnell

 

Champion Dog

1. No. 30 Ch Broughadowey Tir Eoghain W & J Mullen
2. No. 29 Ch Prince Finn of Nutstown J & K Kelly

 

GREEN STAR DOG: 25  RES. GREEN STAR DOG: 30

 

Baby Puppy Bitch

1. No. 33 Athcarne Taille MSC Smith
2. No. 32 Hillcoote Skylark A. Higgins
3. No. 34 Cooley R J Watters

 

Puppy Bitch

1. No. 37 Broughadowey Sings My Soul W&J Mullen
2. No. 38 Calcara Dochas A. O’Keeffe
3. No. 40 Broughadowey Saraid T&P Coniry
4. No. 39 Knallasen’s Lady Gaga LT & GP Scott

 

Junior Bitch

1. No. 42 Glengail Nniamh S. Bradley
2. No. 43 Buadhach Blathnaid Forret Close
3. No. 45 Calcara Ciara A. O’Keeffe
4. No. 44 Achnacon Banbha at Malinkey M. Lyons

 

Intermediate Bitch

1. No. 49 Ms Tobair Debbie A. Lawlor

 

Open Bitch

1. No. 52 Tarlog Cuimhne Ar Killykeen VA Clark
2. No. 64 Bribiba’s Country Dancer I. Gargan
3. No. 69 Tarlog Juno of The Valley J & M Potter
4. No. 55 Marlaw Alainn Crawford & Poole

 

Champion Bitch

1. No. 72 UK Ch Cu Uladh Sionainn Caredig D. Tebbutt

 

Veteran Bitch

1. No. 75 Cufodhla Anu C. Walsh-Hartley

 

GREEN START BITCH: 52      RES. GREEN START BITCH: 42

 

BEST OF BREED: 52               RES. BEST OF BREED: 25

 

BEST PUPPY IN SHOW: 37

 

 

Posted by admin on November 21st, 2012 Comments Off