Championship Show 2012

IWSOI First Annual Championship Show on Sunday, 22nd July 2012.

 

To be held at the Bellewstown Race Course, Ireland’s oldest racecourse. Our judge this year is the well-known Els Swelheim from the Netherlands. Judging commences promptly at 11 am.

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At  halftime (after all dogs have been judged and before the bitches are called) there will be a falconry display by Dennis McCarthy of Animal Magic – a truly amazing experience to look forward to.

Last year our show day was a sweltering one, perhaps a bit too hot for the dogs, but please bear in mind that in Ireland we can have all four seasons in one day, so dress accordingly and have backup clothing in your bag. There is plenty of shelter and shade in the grounds.

We also hope to have the fun run after judging has ended, weather and time permitting.

You may be interested to note that Sligo and Districts Championship Show will be held on the day before, Saturday 21st July, the judge Finnish breed specialist Markku Kipila and the following week, on Saturday, 28th July it is Dundalk and Districts Championship Show at the National Show Centre at Cloghran, not far from the Bellewstown venue. The judge will be the Afghan Hound Specialist Brian Fogarty (Irl).

For full details and entry form, including our IWSOI show, go to www.dogshowentry.ie

Catering

On Sunday morning breakfast will be available from 10 am. to 12:30 pm.

The evening meal will commence at 5 pm. on Sunday and weather permitting we plan on a three-course barbeque at €22 per person. There will be a children’s menu at €7 per child. The menu will be:

Starter

Striploin Steak with baked potato and salads

Apple pie with cream or Strawberries and cream

Should we be unlucky with the weather we plan on serving:

Starter

Roast Beef with 2 vegetables

Apple pie with cream or Strawberries with cream

If you could advise Lois Sinclair of your intention to partake of the evening meal it would be greatly appreciated and give us a good indication of how many to cater for. Click here for contact details

How to get to Ireland

Spectator Only

Please book at least 21 days in advance. Ryanair and Aer Lingus regularly have special offers, please keep a check on their website.

Ryanair: http://www.cheapoair.com/travel/cheap-flights/ryanair-FR.html?fpAffiliate=Google&fpSub=EuropeanAirlines-Ryanair-Ad2&gclid=CLOE3ofEr7ACFYQMfAodq26BTg

Aer Lingus: http://www.aerlingus.com/en-US/home/index.jsp?campid=aer_lingus_gus

Exhibitors

There is a wealth of ferry crossings from Scotland, England, Wales and Europe. We believe that bookings need to be made 21 days in advance, but of course this needs to be confirmed when you contact your preferred carrier/travel agent. To mention some of the more popular ones:

From Scotland (Larne) to Northern Ireland (Belfast Port), P&O Ferries as well as Stena Line. They also sail from Cairnryan, Troon and Stranraer.

From Wales (Holyhead) to the Republic of Ireland (Dublin Port) we have Stena Line and Irish Ferries. It is advisable to ask for their 24 hour Special.

From Pembroke to Rosslare we have Irish Ferries and from Fishgard to Rosslare there is Stena Line.

From France (Roscoff) to Rosslare we have Celtic Ferries.

From Cairnryan and Troon on P&O Ferries ONLY, Willie Dobbin in Northern Ireland offers special rates (£130.00 return for a car or any size van plus passenger) to the dog showing fraternity and he can be contacted at:-

Tel: 028 27 63 8502     M: 0044 770 358 2731

Write to him at the address below enclosing a stamped and self-addressed envelope and he will return a form for you to complete. Send no money, as you will be asked to pay at the port.

Mr W Dobbin,  Brooklynbear,  59 Kilmandil Road, Cloughmills,  Ballymena, Antrim Northern Ireland, BT44 9BH

Whatever your choice, do go to the website of www.directferries.ie where you will be able to get exact details.

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Directions to the Show Grounds at Bellewstown

From Larne (Belfast):

From: Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
To: Bellewstown, Bellewstown, County Meath
Distance: 165.60 km
Time: 2 hr 34 min
Estimated Fuel Cost: €25.26

Cost: €25.26 (Fuel Cost Calculator) 

A2 0.00 Your route starts at: 54.855003, -5.811312
Your route finishes at: 53.640880, -6.348567 

Start out on Glenarm Road

0.55 Larne Town Railway Station
A8 0.60 At Circular Road Roundabout take the 1st exit onto Circular Road – A8
0.82 Continue forward, then merge onto Circular Road – A8
2.61 At roundabout take the 1st exit onto Ballymena Road – A8 (signposted Belfast)
3.44 Continue forward onto Old Belfast Road – A8 Entering Millbrook
4.17 At Millbrook Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Ballymena Road – A8 (signposted Belfast)
13.66 Continue forward onto Larne Road – A8 Entering Ballynure
14.40 At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Belfast Road – A8 (signposted Belfast)
19.28 At Coleman’s Corner roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Ballynure Road – A8 (signposted Belfast)
21.58 At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Ballynure Road – A8 (signposted Belfast)
A8(M) 23.01 At Corr’s Corner roundabout take the 3rd exit, then join the A8(M) motorway (signposted Belfast)
M2 24.64 At Sandyknowes roundabout take the 3rd exit, then join the M2 motorway (signposted Belfast)
31.78 At Junction 1 continue forward onto the M2 motorway (signposted Belfast)
A2 34.52 Leave the M2 at junction 1A, then merge onto Nelson Street – A2 (signposted Belfast West)
A2 34.52 Leave the M2 at junction 1A, then merge onto Nelson Street – A2 (signposted Belfast West) Entering Belfast
34.95 At traffic signals turn right onto Great George’s Street – A2
A12 35.07 At traffic signals continue forward onto Westlink – A12 (signposted The West, The South M1)
35.42 Continue forward (signposted Motorway M1, Dublin, Craigavon)
M1 38.16 Continue forward onto the M1 (signposted The West, The South, Dublin)
A101 52.40 Leave the M1 at junction 8, then at roundabout take the 1st exit onto Hillsborough Road – A101 (signposted The South, Dublin, Newry)
A1 53.38 At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Hillsborough Road – A1 (signposted The South, Dublin, Newry)
55.41 At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Hillsborough Road – A1 (signposted Dublin)
73.85 (Junction for) Banbridge
N1 105.51 Continue forward onto the N1 (You are entering the Republic of Ireland)
M1 114.42 At Junction 18 continue forward onto the M1 motorway (signposted Dublin)
153.06 At Junction 10 continue forward onto the M1 toll motorway
156.28 Leave the M1 at junction 9, then at roundabout take the 2nd exit (signposted Dublin M1)
158.09 At roundabout take the 3rd exit, then at roundabout take the 1st exit onto the R152 (signposted Duleek)
159.07 Turn left
162.06 Turn left onto the R150
162.80 Turn right
165.67 Arrive on unnamed road
Total time 2 hr 34 min

 

 

From Dublin Port:

From: Dublin Port Tunnel (Northbound), Dublin, County Dublin
To: Bellewstown, Bellewstown, County Meath
Distance: 41.68 km
Time: 0 hr 45 min
Estimated Fuel Cost: €6.36 (Fuel Cost Calculator)

M50

0.00 Your route starts at: 53.359448, -6.233297
Your route finishes at: 53.640880, -6.348567 

Start out on the M50

4.43 At Junction 2 continue forward with the M50 (signposted Belfast, Dublin Airport)
M1 5.76 At Junction 3 (Junction with M1/M50 Dublin Western Motorway) continue forward onto the M1 (signposted Belfast, Dublin Airport)
20.33 M1 Lusk Service Area Northbound
N1 32.33 Leave the M1 at junction 7, then at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the N1
33.10 Continue forward, then merge onto the N1
R132 33.20 At roundabout take the 1st exit onto the R132 (signposted Julianstown)
35.04 Turn left
37.66 Turn left
38.04 Turn right
41.39 Turn left
41.75 Arrive on unnamed road
Total time 0 hr 45 min

 

From Rosslare:

From: Rosslare Harbour, County Wexford, Republic Of Ireland
To: Bellewstown, Bellewstown, County Meath
Distance: 215.01 km
Time: 2 hr 59 min
Estimated Fuel Cost: €32.80

N25

0.00 Your route starts at: 52.250639, -6.336271
Your route finishes at: 53.640880, -6.348567 

Start out on Cliff Road

1.59 Continue forward onto Saint Patrick’s Road – N25 Entering Kilrane
3.93 Continue forward onto the N25 Entering Tagoat
14.65 At Rosslare Road roundabout take the 1st exit onto the N25 (signposted Cork)
14.65 At Rosslare Road roundabout take the 1st exit onto the N25 (signposted Cork) onto Wexford Bypass
18.57 At Duncannon Road roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N25 (signposted Cork)
N11 20.49 At New Ross Road roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N11 (signposted Dublin)
30.53 Continue forward onto Powers Range – N11 Entering Oilgate
39.70 Continue forward onto the N11 Entering Enniscorthy
39.83 Bear left (one-way) (signposted All Routes)
40.02 Bear left onto the N11 (signposted Dublin, Carlow N80)
41.54 At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Dublin Road – N11 (signposted Dublin, Carlow N80)
45.06 At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N11 (signposted Dublin)
51.06 Continue forward onto Enniscorthy Road – N11 Entering Ferns
51.63 At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Main Street – N11
56.75 Continue forward onto Fatima Terrace – N11 Entering Camolin
M11 61.48 At Clogh roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the M11 (signposted Dublin)
N11 91.41 At Junction 20 continue forward onto the N11 (signposted Dublin)
98.73 At Jack Whites continue forward onto the N11
M11 110.27 At Junction 17 continue forward onto the M11 motorway (signposted Dublin)
N11 118.01 At Junction 14 continue forward onto the N11 (signposted Dublin)
129.23 Glen of the Downs
M11 137.13 Continue forward onto the M11 motorway (signposted Dublin)
M50 140.74 At Junction 17 continue forward onto the M50 motorway (signposted Airport, M1)
165.76 At Junction 7 continue forward onto the M50 toll motorway (signposted Northbound – toll)
167.29 M50 Toll (eFlow – barrier-free tolling system)
169.01 At Junction 6 continue forward onto the M50 (signposted Belfast, Dublin Airport)
M1 179.36 Leave the M50 at junction 3 (M1) then take left-hand lanes, then join the M1 motorway (signposted Belfast, Dublin Airport)
193.54 M1 Lusk Service Area Northbound
N1 205.55 Leave the M1 at junction 7, then at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the N1
206.32 Continue forward, then merge onto the N1
R132 206.41 At roundabout take the 1st exit onto the R132 (signposted Julianstown)
208.23 Turn left
210.87 Turn left
211.26 Turn right
214.61 Turn left
214.94 Arrive on unnamed road
Total time 2 hr 59 min

Caravans and Camper Vans can be accommodated in the show grounds at a nominal fee of €15 per night from 6 pm. on Saturday until 12 midday on Monday.

Accommodation

Self-Catering: We recommend Balrath Courtyard, Balrath, Co. Meath, situated about 4 miles from the show grounds. The facility sleeps 6 persons at a cost of €750 per week.

 

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Meath Heritage Trail

Balrath Woods – Forest Walk

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They can be contacted on: –  00353 41 9825749 or www.balrathcourtyard.com

The Bracken Court Hotel, The Bracken Court, Bridge Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Tel: + 353 1 841 3333 | Fax + 353 1 841 5118 | E:info@brackencourt.ie or brackencourt.ie

We also recommend The Snail Box, Ashburn, Co. Meath. It has 9 rooms and serves good pub food. Contact them on: -

Tel: 00353 1 835 4277  Fax: 00353 1 835 5811

City North Hotel, Gormanston, Co. Meath, Ireland | T: +353 1 690 6666 | Lo-call (ROI):1890 252 420 | F:+353 1 690 6677 | E: info@citynorthhotel.com

They offer a courtesy coach and would be able to arrange delivery and collection to the show grounds – please arrange directly with the hotel.

Daly’s Inn, Donore, Co. Meath. They have 24 rooms at €39 per room and can becontacted on: -

00353 41 982 3252 or www.booking.com Ireland Meath Donore

The Old Forge B&B, Co. Meath.

The Old Forge has three double rooms and one family room, which accommodate two adults and two children.

Standard Prices are as follows:

Single Room with breakfast Sharing with breakfast Single Room without breakfast Sharing without Breakfast
Adults €45 €35 each €40 €30 each
Child 0- 5 yrs Free Free Free Free
Child 6 -11 yrs €15 €15 €15 €15
Child 12 – 15 yrs €20 €20 €20 €20
Child 16 – 18 yrs €30 €30 €30 €30

 

They can be contacted on: 00353 41 982 5855 or http://www.theoldforge.ie/

Riverstown Country House B&B, Riverstown, Rathfeigh, Co. Meath.

Tel:+353 41 9825737 mobile: 087 6213072

B&B Rates: from €45.00 to €60.00 per person sharing

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