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MY SHOW LIST SO FAR FOR 2024

SUNDAY 30th JUNE 24

CARLOW LURCHER TERRIER WHIPPET SHOW AND RACEDAY 

OLD LEIGHLIN

CARLOW

R93 E361

SUNDAY 7th July 24
THE GLENSHANE WORKING DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY
MAGHERA ROAD
TOBERMORE
MAGHERAFELT
BT45 5QE

SUNDAY 14th July 24
IWTF DOG SHOW
 STACKALLEN
 SLANE
CO MEATH
C15 RD42

SATURDAY 20th July 24
WEST WATERFORD HOUND AND WORKING DOG, AND FAMILY FUN DAY SHOW ( 5 NATIONS QUALIFER   )
AT TALLOW , CO WATERFORD
P51 X281

SATURDAY 27th JULY 24
BURREN WORKING DOG SHOW AND RACE DAY
All proceeds to Cancer charity..
THE GREEN ROAD
NEWRY
CO DOWN
BT34 2PT

 

SATURDAY 17th AUGUST 24  ( 5 NATIONS QUALIFER  AND MASTER Mc GRATH )
Tally Ho Working Dog Show and Race Day,
at Ballee Playing Fields
Ballymena
Co Antrim
BT42 2JU

SUNDAY 18th AUGUST 24
UNCLE SUNNYS CHARITY DOG SHOW  AND RACE DAY( in aid of suicide awareness)
Full Details Later. 

SUNDAY 25th AUGUST 24
Mc GRATH LURCHER RACING CLUB,DOG SHOW AND RACEDAY 
BALLINBRANAGH
CO CARLOW
R93 K573

SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 24
BLKs DOG SHOW AND WORKING DOG RING (FULL DETAILS LATER ) 
BELFAST

 

SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 24
CLONSHIRE COUNTRY FAMILY DAY
ADARE
CO LIMERICK
V94 HF80

Margaret Mc Stay

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