AT NOON on Saturday, September 21, 2013 dog lovers from across Ireland will descend on Merrion Square for a peaceful walk and tribute aimed at raising awareness and support for the welfare of Irish greyhounds. This event has been organised by Greyhound Rescue Association Ireland (GRAI), an organisation dedicated to promoting retired racing greyhounds as pets.
The walk will formally begin at 1.00pm, and all are welcome to attend. Those with dogs (any breed), are welcome to bring their pets to the walk, which will last approximately one and a half hours.
Una Phelan spokesperson for GRAI said, “We are calling on the people of Dublin and all over Ireland, to open their hearts and homes to greyhounds and ask that they join us on the walk to see for themselves what wonderful pets greyhounds make.”
Many of Ireland and the UK’s most well-known celebrities have also pledged their support of GRAI and the Walk for Greyhounds, such as Sharon Shannon, Lenny Abrahamson, Cathy Davey, and Neil Hannon. English comedian and actor Ricky Gervais declared, “It is my hope that Irish dog lovers everywhere, along with their pets, will turn out in large numbers to walk in unity alongside the greyhounds to make the point that greyhounds are for life and companionship. I wish the Walk for Greyhounds every success!”
For more information please contact:
GRAI PR Officer
+353 (87) 112 9868
Official Photos by Declan Griffin