Dog Show After The Parade To Help Out Recovery Haven

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Dog Show Noel and Stacey Conway, Kelly Costello, Christian O'Sullivan-Dunne, Dog Traner Cis O'Conner

(Click on image to enlarge) Launching the Dog Show in aid of the Recovery Haven which takes place in the Town Park on St Patrick’s Day were back row from left; Noel and Stacey Conway, Daisy the Dog, Judge Ciss O’Connor, Grace O’Donnell and Maureen O’Brien of Recovery Haven. Front row, from left; Kelly Costello, Christian O’Sullivan-Dunne, O’Conner, Mel the Dog, Tara Kilgallon, Niamh Higgins and Brenda Kilgallon. Photo by Oscar Brophy

IF you go to the town park on St. Patrick’s Day expecting to see a dog show, you’ll be barking up the right tree.

Recovery Haven, in conjunction with dog trainer Ciss O’Connor are holding the event on Tuesday after the parade.

Ciss, who has previously shown and won at Crufts with her Chihuahua, will be judging the event.

Kit has been involved with many charities in Tralee over the years. Why?

“They simply need it,” said Ciss. “What can you say? It’s a fright that you have to do these things – the government should provide funding for something like this, but when it’s not there, it’s not there.”

When that happens, Ciss says, people have to show their support.

“So we decided to put this Dog Show on. We’d like to acknowledge our sponsors Lee Strand, Billy Naughton and Benners’ Garage. Trophy World sponsored rosettes and trophies for the event, and Pet Mania have donated bags of goodies for the dogs who enter,” she said.

Grace O’Donnell of Recovery haven said; “We’re delighted that Ciss is involved. She’s a great community person in the town and has worked all her life for the people of Tralee. We’re honoured that she’s helping out.”

“All dogs are welcome,” Ciss added, “big and small and anything at all!”

The dog show, in aid of Recovery Haven, is sponsored by Lee Strand, Billy Naughton and Benners Garage. It will be held on St. Patricks Day in the town park, behind the Ashe Memorial Hall.

The competition opens to entries at 1.30pm and all dogs are welcome.

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