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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

Lure Coursing Newsflash

The New Year for our Lure Coursing will commence on Sunday, 14th October 2012 at the usual venue, Bellewstown Racecourse. Sign-in time is 11.30 am, racing starting at 12 midday sharp.

Thereafter race meetings will be held on the second Sunday of every month, weather permitting. Membership fee for the year is €10 and a nominal payment of €2 will be charged for every race meeting you attend. The categories are: -

Irish Wolfhounds
Deerhounds
Whippets
Borzoi
Saluki
Lurchers
Any other Sighthounds
Gundogs
Terriers
Dachshunds
‘Pavement Specials’

These are fun get-togethers and everyone is most welcome. The competition is run on a points system, the rules of which are available from the Coursing Team.

See you there!

Posted by Lois on October 11th, 2012 Comments Off