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

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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

Laois Lurcher , Whippet, and Terrier Club Dog Show and Raceday

Laois Lurcher , Whippet, and Terrier Club Dog Show and Raceday will be held Sunday 22nd April in  Abbeyleix . There will be classes for  Lurchers/Whippets/Terriers and Hounds.  Racing on the day with all the usual races, and an open race for Lurchers and an open race for Whippets. Also there will be ferret Showing. Full details later.

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

Sunday 20th May 18

Golden Vale Foxhounds Annual Dog Show at Clonakenny. Roscrea, Co Tipperary. Full details  later.

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 3rd June 18

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

Sunday 10th June 18

Armagh Working Terrier Club

Sunday 10th June 18

West Wexford Harriers Annual Hound Show Sunday 10th June  at Cassagh, New Ross, Co Wexford. Classes for Hounds/Lurchers/Terriers/Whippets and Pets. Full Details Later.

Sunday 17th June 18

Collnakilla Harriers Dog Show and Sheep Dog Trials, Rathcormac, Co Cork. Full Details later

Sunday 24th June 18

The North Tipperary Hound and Dog Show will be held on Sunday the 24th 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 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

 

Edited by appleblossom

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    • By appleblossom
      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
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      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
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      Golden Vale Foxhounds Annual Dog Show at Clonakenny. Roscrea, Co Tipperary. Full details  later.
      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
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      Sunday 15th July 18
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      Saturday 25th/Sunday 26th August 18
      ROI Championships at the Irish Game and Country Fair. Venue to be confirmed later
       
      Margaret Mc Stay
       
    • By appleblossom
       
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      Your judgement was fair, and carried out meticulously. Thank you for a job well done.
      Many thanks to Albertj Titterington and Great Game Fairs of Ireland for their generous sponsorship for this show. A very Happy Christmas to Albert, Irene and Co Directors and I look forward to working with you all again in 2018.
      And Finally, Finally, may I take this moment especially to thank Dessie Mackin for putting on another brilliant show despite the fact tragedy hit his family during the year, by the passing of  his  beloved son Darren. Dessie you rallied on with a heavy heart to make this day enjoyable for everybody and was an over whelming success. Darren will walk by your side every day of your life in every road you go down.
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      From myself and John, I would like to wish all Canine folk and their families, Hunters, and lampers, North and South of the border and further afield, A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year, and I look forward to meeting up with you all again, god willing in 2018.
       
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