★Irish Wolfhound Society of Ireland AGM 2022 and October 'Day Out'★
Dear Members of the Irish Wolfhound Society of Ireland,
Wow ! what a few years it has been…….we have lived through the Covid pandemic, we are experiencing a full-scale war in Europe for the first time in many years, we now have the fallout of a cost of living crisis, exponential rising costs of energy including vehicles, food, transportation, manufacturing…….. We are living and working in uncertain and challenging economic times, a situation many will never have experienced before. All sectors are experiencing these same concerns. It has never been more important for us all to pull together for the long-term progress and future prosperity of the Society.
On our Facebook page you will have seen your invitation to our first event since the pandemic stopped us all in our tracks.
Of course, you will have been able to spend valuable time with family and, in particular, with your prized Irish Wolfhounds. Many members and friends got more involved in breeding because they were at home much more than previously. So, in some respects we have benefitted from having more time.
That said, there has been no Society Championship show during those years. As we all get back to a new normal, we look forward to new events, a show next year and to meeting up again to share our experiences, to meet new members and help them to become part of our thriving group.
To start us off we have arranged an exciting get-together planned for Sunday October the 2nd. 2022 - save the date it’s going to be great to get out and about with everyone again after such a long time.
As always new members are especially welcome, bring your family, bring your friends……. this is a day NOT to be missed……. absolutely something for everyone.
The entertainment, talks and walk will be preceded by our AGM 2022.
Our AGM this year will take place in the village of Clondra, Co. Longford
(Cloondara – Irish: Cluain Dá Ráth, meaning 'pasture of two ringforts')
on Sunday 2nd of October at 10.45 am sharp, for all Members .
The venue is the village school: Scoil mhuire, Clondra, Co. Longford N39kd36.
Please call James Hussey on 083-1537898 if you need directions or if you are unsure of accessing the location, although I understand it is easy to find.
The schedule for the day will be as follows:
12.00pm - after the AGM we will meet in the school and greet everyone with tea coffee and light refreshments.
12.30pm. Talk on Nutrition by Mark Holmes.
1.00pm. Talk on Raw food diet by James Hussey.
1.30pm. Talk on the History of Clondra by Melissa Hussey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91EI96ul3_A
2.00pm. Birds of prey display by Master falconer Niall Bourke.
3.00pm. Wolfhound walk along the historical canal – a 3 mile walk for adult hounds and a shortened walk for juniors and puppies. Photo opportunities in the village prior to the walk. Please pick up after your dogs on the walk, especially in the grounds of the school and environs.
There will be a fundraising Raffle with fantastic prizes sponsored by Martin Doyle Sculpture https://crutu.ie/ and Ferdia Fit https://ferdiafit.com/ with all proceeds kindly received by The Irish Wolfhound Society of Ireland.
The Richmond Inn in the village is available for Sunday lunch, soups tea and coffee for those who would like sustenance after our walk, you can choose to sit inside or outside, I’m sure the chat will be mighty.
For those wishing to stay over, Hotel + B&B accommodation prices are as follows:
• The Shannon Bar is Board only -2 people at 50 euro per night. Tarmonbarry, Co. Roscommon
Proprietor is Stephen Coy on 086-8254516
• Keenan’s Hotel €180 per night.
Both are 3 minute’s drive from the school’s location (a border county area so address is Roscommon for both).
We welcome one and all, please dress sensibly for October
The Committee are so looking forward to catching up with everyone.
Thank you in anticipation, mise le mórmheas,
Paul Campbell BSc DHPh MPSNI MPSI MRPharmS FBIH FASCP
Irish Wolfhound Society of Ireland