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St Patrick's Day Show schedule published

The schedule for the 2008 St Patrick's Day show is now available from The Irish Kennel Club. You may enter this show online using a credit card by logging onto the Irish kennel Club’s website, where you can also download a schedule.

The show is a one day affair on Monday March 17th and is an open entry show. Entries will be closing soon so it is important for readers who are interested in attending the show to make the entry online, as quickly as possible. The event is not to be confused with the International show which takes place at the end of May. Further information online, or call the Show Department of the IKC on 00353(1) 453 3023

Committee elections 

The elections for the following committees will take place on Friday January 11th. General Purposes, Field Trials, Green Stars, Judges Committee and Obedience Committee. Already the outgoing Chairman of the general Purposes Committee Mr Nick Hammond has said he will not be standing for re-election as Chairman of the General Purposes. The election for Chairman of all committees will take place later at the various Committee stages.
Top Showdog Award Final 

The Top Showdog Award Final & Dinner Dance will be held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel
Northwood Park, Santry, Dublin 9 on Saturday 9th February 2008 commencing at 7pm.     

Tickets 50 euros are available from the IKC by telephoning the Show Department  on 00353(1) 453 3023
Note the dates for the 2009 show
The 2009 International FCI European Winners Dog Show will take place in Dublin, Ireland from 30th May to 1st June. The venue for the show will be the historic showgrounds of the Royal Dublin Society at Ballsbridge in the centre of Dublin. The Irish Kennel Club looks forward to welcoming exhibitors and visitors from home and overseas to show their dogs and enjoy that special Irish hospitality.

IKC President Sean Delmar comments, ‘The Irish Kennel Club is honoured to have been selected by the FCI to host the FCI European Winners Dog Show in Dublin 2009 and our Committees and Staff are dedicated to promoting an event that is professionally organised, varied and interesting in content with a flavour that is distinctly Irish.

‘In partnership with the relevant government departments and our tourist board we are determined that those coming to Ireland will have easy access and will feel comfortable during there stay in Ireland. A big welcome awaits the world’s dog fraternity in Dublin 2009 to celebrate the wonderful world of man’s best friend’.