Irish Shows


The Celtic Winners show: Honky Tonk hits the right note at Celtic Winners - Report by Des Manton - Photos by Joyce Crawford-Manton I MAKE no apologies for the fact that I am very much an old fashioned traditionalist, something that is more aligned to advancing years than to any other reason, so it still feels funny that the Irish Kennel Club St Patrick’s Day championship show...
The Big Issue due to hit Holland - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press THE FINAL of the Top Irish Showdog Contest took place in the usual venue of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin on Saturday evening, February 21, when exhibitors and supporters get a chance to don their glad rags and to wine, dine and dance after...
Champion of Champions - Three out of six for Edbrios at champions final JUST A week after running its all-breed championship show, Dublin Dog Show Society hosted the Champion of Champions final at the Green Isle Hotel on the outskirts of Dublin last Saturday.
Warm-hearted day at Cloghran - Report by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press CLOGHRAN championship show is the penultimate show of the year in Ireland, and this year it saw an excellent entry of almost 1,250 dogs for the panel of mostly progressing Irish judges to assess.
Charity show for assistance dogs - Report by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press The Irish Kennel Club runs an annual charity show just before Christmas and it is hosted by the Minority Breeds committee, headed by Colm Beattie as chairman, Cathy Delmar as secretary with Clíona Beattie as her assistant, and Rita McCarry Beattie...
Nadine Makes It A Hat Trick! Report by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press The Junior Handling Association of Ireland held its handling final at the Combined Christmas show at Cloghran with their judge Fredrik Nilsson travelling from Sweden to decide which Irish handler would be Irish Handler of the Year 2014 and...
Christmas Began at Combined… Report by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press The Combined Canine Club is a fairly busy bunch and, apart from the Easter Saturday international championship show and, next year, a national championship show the day after, followed by the Pup of the Year on Easter Monday, it also runs a...
Bangor & North Down CC: Birthday celebrations at Bangor GIVEN the rather crowded show calendar during the summer months, the committee of Bangor and North Down Canine Club decided to move from the start of August to the less congested September, holding its...
Carlow & DCC: Toy Poodle hits six at Carlow CARLOW Canine Club held its annual championship show on the third Saturday of September, two weeks after Bangor and a month after the Circuit, giving the exhibitors and their dogs time to recharge their batteries.
Irish Kennel Club international day one: History made by Honky Tonky TWO back-to-back international championship shows are now on the calendar for the Irish Kennel Club, held on October 4 and 5, and they attracted a good entry for a bevy of judges from around the world, with a few local faces making up an...
Irish Kennel Club international day two: ‘Cooper’ triumphs at IKC2 DAY 2 of the Irish Kennel Club international weekend dawned once again dry and bright and, with the same ring layout as the previous day, exhibitors had a fair idea where they would be.
Group shows kick start Circuit AS IS NOW traditional, seven group shows make a welcoming appetiser for the Irish Circuit, with the Navan Club hosting the group 1, 2 and 5 championship shows outdoors at the Irish Kennel Club National Show Centre at Cloghran. They are...
Izak’s a Big Issue for Clonmel AFTER THE various group and breed shows the previous day, the Irish Circuit started in earnest on the third Sunday in August when exhibitors and their dogs from all over Ireland, Britain and even further afield gathered at the superbly...
Déjà Vu for Isak at Killarney THE CIRCUIT caravan rolled on to Killarney for the second all-breed championship show of the week. Thankfully the show is now back in its spiritual home, the cathedral grounds in this popular tourist town providing such a stunning backdrop to...
‘Digger’ strikes gold at Limerick THURSDAY on Circuit week means only one thing, off to the picturesque village of Adare and the Woodlands Hotel, the unique setting for a championship show, where Limerick Canine Club hosted its 85th annual show. It is undoubtedly one of...
It’s a Golden ‘Blue’ day at Tralee Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton Photos by Irish Canine Press ALL TOO soon it’s Saturday and for the holidaymakers it’s almost all over as the hardy exhibitors head for the Riocht Athletic Grounds in Castleisland for the final all-breed show of the week, Tralee’s 42nd championship show...
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