Balbriggan/North County Dublin Branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Walk

May 30, 2016 0

The annual Balbriggan/North County Dublin Branch of Irish guide dogs for the blind walk took place on Sunday 29th May.  The day was beautiful and it brought out the crowds and the dogs. The walk took about 45 minutes and all who participated loved it.  Supervalu Balbriggan were very generous in supplying lovely refreshments to all the humans who took part and for the dogs plenty of water was made available.

A beautiful hamper was raffled off which was given to the branch by Irish Rosettes of Cloghran. Other prizes for the dogs were vouchers from Cuddles pet store, Doggie Doos and Around a pound of Station street.  Joe the doggie man sponsored some more dog pampering prizes after the walkers returned.

Our MC on the day was the main man in the local band called Austerity Mr Tommie Nugent who had very appropriate music playing like, Doggie on the Window and Who let the dog out when he wasn’t talking which was only a short time.

As you rambled the walk questions appeared on poles about guide dogs and on returning your answer sheet the winner got a beautiful Organic Dog Treat Hamper given to the branch by Karen Anderton off Coco Bean Nom Noms.

The walk was marshalled by branch members and members of the committee of Balbriggan summer Festival

Next Sunday 5th June the branch will have a brand new Ford Focus car in the Quay Street Car Park as part of the Summer Festival to raffle. The car will be moving around the country at other events throughout the year where tickets will be sold for it and the draw will take place in December 2016

As part of the branch merchandise table next Sunday 5th June Cuddles pet store have given us a bag of puppy food and during the week somebody is going to count how many pieces of dog food are in the bag. For €2 next Sunday put your name on a sheet and your guess and win a beautiful Aquarium donated to the branch by Cuddles pet store

To get you thinking here are the questions asked today on the walk. You can send us your replies on and next Sunday we will draw a winner and give a prize…

Guide dog walk Quiz 2016

  1. How many guide dog partnerships are there in Ireland?
  2. How many families have an assistance dog in Ireland?
  3. What suburb of Cork city is Irish guide dogs for the blind training headquarters in?
  4. Name one of the two founders of Irish guide dogs for the blind?
  5. What amount of money was raised in total at 2015 walk