On a wet Sunday morning, Sandymount Village Green was awash with WAGS and D4 glamour. The air was filled with the distinctive waft of eau de chien mouillé. September 13th may well go down in history as the day Sandymount Tidy Towns and Dublin City Council (DCC) hosted the premier event of the year, the much-anticipated Sandymount Dog Show.
NewsFour contacted Declan Hayden of DCC about the Sandymount Dog Show. He said, “Despite the rain, the Sandymount Dog Show was a great success on Sunday. Thank you to everyone who braved the weather to come. We had around 70 dogs of all breeds, young and old. Those who didn’t have a dog may have one by next year. Well done to all the winners.”
Of course it couldn’t have happened without the support, vision, and selfless dedication of Valerie Jennings, Maxine Pilkington, and all the hard-working members of Sandymount Village Tidy Towns.
Hayden commented that: “The team from TidyTowns did their usual wonderful job in setting up and clearing up. Thank you to you all.”
He also expressed, “A huge thank you to all the businesses in Sandymount who supported this event, especially Miriam in the Sandymount Pet Hospital who organised all the prizes; Catherine in AIB Sandymount who sponsored the judges and prizes; Leslie of Clever Companions; Declan in Sandymount Hardware and Butlers Pantry; all of whom provided prizes. A big thank you to Edel Swords who helped organise the event and to Liz, our judge, who did a great job adjudicating. Declan from DCC helped us by organising the PA system and the stage.”
Sandymount Tidy Towns handled the event with their usual good humour, and turned what otherwise could have been a wash-out into a fun day out for all. NewsFour eagerly looks forward to joining-in in the fun next year.
By Keith Murphy