Irish Shows


Combined CC international: Exotic(a) start to Easter Classic THE COMBINED Canine Club has long held its championship show over the Easter holidays. Many years ago it was on Easter Monday, held at the RDS in Dublin, then the Navan Exhibition Centre, and latterly the Irish Kennel Club’s National Show Centre...
St Patrick‘s Celtic Winner: It’s ‘Bert’s’ Dinastii at Celtic Winners - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press JUST A WEEK after a little white dog took centre stage at Crufts, this time it was a rather larger white dog taking the plaudits in the big ring at the Irish Kennel Club Celtic Winners international championship show when Sean Burns piloted his...
Dublin DSS: It’s Déjà Vu for Dublin’s Christmas Show - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press DUBLIN Dog Show Society, one of the oldest societies in Ireland, has been hosting the traditional ‘Christmas’ championship show for many, many years.
Contest of Champions: To Tell The Truth, Kayto’s Ireland’s Champion of Champions - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press THE FOSSE DATA Ireland Champion of Champions was held in the Green Isle Hotel, Dublin on January 2, hosted by Dublin Dog Show Society.
All Ireland Bull Breeds Assoc: ‘Figo’ Figures Further at Bull Breeds - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press THE ALL IRELAND Bull Breeds Association is always a popular winter show for exhibitors. This year it was, happily, back in its traditional spot at the end of October, having had a momentary deviation to July last year, therefore depriving us of...
Cloghran - Glory for ‘Rory’ at Cloghran - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press THE CLOGHRAN all-breed championship show was held at the National Show Centre at Cloghran in Dublin on the first Saturday in November.
Irish Kennel Club international – Day one - Juno’s international triumph - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press THE FIRST weekend in October played host to the Irish Kennel Club’s international weekend at the National Show Centre in Dublin, the venue for the two back-to-back shows.
Irish Kennel Club international – Day two - ‘Gus’ doubles up at IKC international - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press Just a few weeks after clinching his first best in show at Tralee on the Irish Circuit, Seamus Magee and Lisa Sweeney’s Bullmastiff Ch Bullmeredith Captain Rowlo of Tarbhore again took the ultimate award, this time at the second show on the Irish...
Bangor & North Down CC: Kayto To Tell The Truth at Bangor - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press BANGOR AND North Down Canine Club held its 12th all-breed championship show at The King’s Hall Complex on September 5, the final dog show to be held at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society’s showgrounds in Belfast, after decades of dog...
Carlow & DCC: The Russians are coming… Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press CARLOW Canine Club hosted the last totally outdoors show of the busy show season on the third Saturday in September, attracting an excellent entry of 1,300 dogs, further enhanced by a further 80 dogs for the obedience and agility disciplines.
THE SHOW scene in Ireland becomes a Mecca for dedicated showgoers in mid-August when exhibitors from all over the country are joined by fellow enthusiasts from Great Britain and indeed from Europe...
Mystic River cascades at Clonmel After the entrée of various group shows on the Saturday, all roads led to the Ferryhouse Complex in Clonmel where Clonmel Canine Club hosted its annual championship show...
Celtic Knight King at Killarney TWO DAYS after Clonmel and it was the turn of Killarney Canine Club to host the travelling army of dog exhibitors, many taking the opportunity to mix their hobby with a deserved break away from home...
Mystic River rushes again at Limerick THURSDAY of Circuit week sees us all roll up at the Woodlands Hotel in the picturesque village of Adare for the annual Limerick Canine Club championship show, this year the host club putting on its 86th such event...
Captain Rowlo captures Tralee AND THEN before we knew it, the Circuit reached its conclusion as we assembled on the Saturday at the Rioch Athletic Grounds in Castleisland for Tralee’s 43rd all-breed championship show...
Munster Circuit’s big winners It was Tom and Annie Mervyn’s German Shorthaired Pointer, Tomanipoint Celtic Knight, who topped 1,464 dogs at Killarney championship show. Just 16 months old, ‘Rory’, who is now old enough to claim his Ir Sh Ch title and won his first CC with BOB...
Coleraine CC: ‘Beau’ takes the plaudits at new show - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press THE SECOND Saturday in August saw a new show added to the already busy calendar when Coleraine Canine Club hosted its first ever Irish Kennel Club all-breed championship show at the National Show Centre in Dublin, thus bringing to five the number...
‘Figo’ scores at IKC Summer Show - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press As there was a weekend gap in the Irish Kennel Club summer schedule because Dundalk did not take place, the board decided to run an IKC Summer Show at the National Show Centre at Cloghran to fill the slot. With a panel of local judges...
Another fine win for Stanley - Reports by Joyce Crawford-Manton - Photos by Irish Canine Press The 81st Dun Laoghaire Canine Society all-breed championship show was held at the Irish Kennel Club’s National Show Centre at Cloghran on the Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend; known better as the Monkstown show, paying service to its...
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