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2018 Great Game Fairs Of Ireland Qualifiers

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2018 Great Game Fairs Of Ireland Qualifiers

Hurry up and Book your qualifiers now for 2018.

Clubs wishing to host qualifiers for Ireland's Premier :

TERRIER, LURCHER & WHIPPET events at Shanes Castle, Co Antrim, Irish Game Fair & Living History Festival Saturday 23rd June and Sunday 24th June 2018, and the Irish Game & Country Fair & Living History Festival at Birr Castle Co Offaly, Saturday 25th August and Sunday 26th August 2018

****Please  contact : irishgamefair@btinternet.com,  to be put on the mailing list for further information***

 

Don’t you forget now.

 

Margaret Mc Stay

 

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