This year we are expanding our annual Walk for Greyhounds to two locations, Dublin and Galway, on the same day, Sunday 10th June 2018. Growing on the success of our seven previous years of the Walk in Dublin, which in 2017 saw a huge turnout with hundreds of dogs, we are aiming to spread the word further by adding the Walk through Galway city, to help raise awareness of greyhounds as pets. Both Walks are part of the Great Global Greyhound Walks initiative which seeks to get thousands of greyhounds out walking around the world on the same day. Why not join us for a family-friendly, informal day out with fellow hound enthusiasts in whichever location is most convenient!
Walk Details: Dublin
This year’s Walk will take place at the same venue as the past few years, in Farmleigh at Phoenix Park. There is a large free car park and we gather in the donkey field adjacent to the car park. Gather at 2pm and the Walk will likely head off shortly afterwards and last just under one hour, approximately 4km. We encourage everyone to stay and socialise afterwards in the field (weather permitting) and people often bring a picnic as it is a nice social outing. There are washrooms located nearby at Farmleigh and there is also a small cafe. All breeds are welcome and we require all dogs to be kept on lead for the duration of the event, and supervised carefully to avoid any conflicts. The weather has been warm so please ensure to bring plenty of water for both humans and hounds, and of course, pickup after your dogs in a timely fashion.
Walk Details: Galway
Galway has a significantly smaller city centre than Dublin so we plan to take a short route through the town and finish in Eyre Square park, where there should be grass and some shade for the dogs. Meeting point is at 2pm on Woodquay Street (near McSwiggan’s pub) and then we will proceed to follow the river and walk up Shop Street for maximum exposure, trying to keep road crossings to a minimum. Please carefully supervise dogs near traffic and keep all on a lead throughout. Parking is available either on-street near Woodquay or in public car parks such as Dyke Road and the Cathedral, please note parking charges do apply on Sundays. Make sure to bring drinking water for dogs and humans and baggies for picking up after your dogs.