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My New Dog Show/Racedays/Game Fairs list for 2018.


**Will keep adding in your show dates as they are pm to me .**

(Full details of each show later)

Sunday 11th March 18

The Combined Clubs Dog Show and Raceday

The Combined Clubs are holding a Dog Show and Raceday on Sunday 11th March 18 for Lurchers,Terriers,Whippets and Strong Dogs. This show has applied for qualifiers for the 5 Nations Whippet and Terrier Championships, and  The Master Mc Grath at Shanes Castle in June 18, and the 5 Nations Lurcher Championship, and Mick the Miller at Birr Castle in August 18. Full details later.

Sunday 8th April 18

Tommy Cullens Dog Show and Race Day, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow

Sunday 15th April 18

Avondhu Foxhounds, Lurcher and Terrier Show Sunday 15th April near Fermoy, Co Cork. Full details later.

Sunday 22nd April 18

Abbyleix Dog Show and Race Day, Abbeyleix, Co laois

Sunday 29th April 18

Combined Clubs Dog Show. Full details later.

Sunday 6th May 18

Rockview Harriers Annual Hound, Terrier, Lurcher and Pet Show, at Seven Houses Coursing Ground,Danesfort, Co Kilkenny, near Junction 9,M9 Motorway, will take place on Sunday 6th May 18.

Sunday 13th May 18

DWTC Dog Show and Race day, Co Armagh

Sunday 13th May 18

The Paddy Dunphy Killure Working Terrier and Lurcher Dog Show and Race Day, at Killure, Co Waterford.

Sunday 20th May 18

North Armagh Working Terrier Club

Saturday 26th May 18

Northern Ireland Country Sports Fair, Scarvagh House, Scarva, Banbridge, Co Down BT63 6NL. Dog Show and Racing, along with all the fun of the Fair, Something for everyone.

 Sunday 27th May 18

Northern Ireland Country Sports Fair, Scarvagh House, Scarva, Banbridge, Co Down BT63 6NL. Dog Show and Racing, along with all the fun of the Fair, Something for everyone.

Sunday 27th May 18

Armagh Working Terrier Club

Sunday 3rd June 18

Armagh Sporting Dog Charity Show and Raceday Sunday 3rd June 18 (Fiona Devlins Show) Full details later

Sunday 17th June 18

The North Tipperary Hound and Dog Show will be held on Sunday the 17th June at Lisbonney, Dublin Road, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Full Details later.

Saturday 23rd/Sunday 24th June 18

All Ireland Championships at the 40th Anniversary Irish Game Fair at Shanes Castle, Co Antrim

Sunday 8th July 18

Collnakilla Harriers Dog Show and Sheep Dog Trials, Rathcormac, Co Cork

Sunday 15th July

The Westmeath Working Terrier Club will be be holding its annual working dog show on Sunday the 15th July18 in Moate Co.Westmeath.

Saturday 25th/Sunday 26th August 18

ROI Championships at the Irish Game and Country Fair at Birr Castle, Birr, Co Offaly.


Margaret Mc Stay


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Great job Margaret - its beginning to look like the calendar I have run for gundog tests in NI for several years - only bigger!   We publish the gundog calendar in the Spring issue of the magazine  and will also publish this for you. With over 100,000 readers per issue in the hard copy glossy and FREE to READ online issues the shows will reach a huge audience.   The current magazine with SEVEN pages of terrier, whippet and lurcher news and 124 pages of countrysports news  is  in the shops now and also available  FREE to READ online at www.countrysportsandcountrylife.com


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Many thanks Albert, what would we do without you. You are a true ambassador for all Country Sports. Irene and yourself  donate and give to many  shows and charities during the year, and never  asks for anything in return. Many thanks for everything in 2017 and we look forward to working with  you again in 2018.


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Thanks Margaret. With our 40th anniversary coming up in 2018 our team ( and I mean team - many of whom who have been with us for that whole period ) have got real enjoyment out of promoting countrysports over that period.  When I say it is a team effort, many of the team  work so hard in the background and largely without recognition to ensure we deliver our award winning events year after year. 

We have had many  awards and plaudits come our way over the years where our events have been assessed as excellent by informed people and groups including the President of the ROI!  That is why we are unconcerned at a few 'numerically challenged'  individuals trying to 'rain on our parade'  as we go into the largest year of celebrations for the GREAT GAME FAIRS of IRELAND. 

Some of the awards we have won along the way include : 2016 shortlisted in the TOP FIVE events of all kinds in Northern Ireland; special certificates issued for both fairs from Michael D Higgins, an award by the Taoiseach;  several  national and international tourism awards including a Marketing Excellence award ( the top award) from TourismNi etc, etc.  All of these awards, plaudits etc were awarded through objective assessment  by tourism and marketing professionals  not people with a chip  on their shoulder. 

Our 40th RUBY anniversary year is going to be one where were we really do celebrate  the work of the men and women of our team ( sadly some no longer with us)  and the proud history of our fairs and the contribution they have made to Irish rural life. 



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We have granted Dessie Mackin FIVE NATIONS qualifiers for his Christmas Show. Thanks for all the other applications and keep them coming in.   We will be making a decision soon on these when we have finalised our plans and prizes for our 40th ( Ruby) Anniversary Fairs . 

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