About the Irish Red Setter Club

Ireland is the native land of several breeds of dog, all developed for sporting or hunting purposes, almost all self coloured and are of the native hues of the land of their birth. The breeds were developed by a sport loving people and they represent that sporting heritage; the Irish Wolfhound, Irish Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier, Irish Water Spaniel and the two Irish setters, the Red and White and the Red, being typical examples. The breeds were developed to accompany and aid their owners in their sporting pursuits. The setters and water spaniels became more popular in later times as the sports that they were developed for became popular with the development of firearms in the 18th century.

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The Irish Red Setter Club was established in 1882 to promote the Red dog and drafted the breed standard. The club issued the Breed Standard in 1886, and has organised field trials and shows to set the Standard for the Breed since that time. That standard was the description of working dog, the physical specification of an athletic, enduring working dog. In Ireland Irish setters were developed to hunt gamebirds on the mountains, bogs, farmland and forests of the country and up to World War 11 were almost exculively the only breed used for that purpose.  In 1998 the club published the Working Style for the Breed. The Standard and Working Style together describes the physical form and working ability of the Breed. The Irish Red Setter is a hardy, healthy, intelligent dog, possessed of excellent working ability and great stamina.

To become a member of the Irish Red Setter club click HERE

European Championship for Red Setters on Snipe

‘a celebration in Ireland of Irish Setters for all enthusiasts’

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Headquarters for the week, the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath, Ireland. Special Rates for those attending trials on offer on a first come basis!

Programme of Events:

Monday 6th November 2017

Training Day for overseas competitors organised by the IRSC.

  • Meet Moyvoughley Community Hall, near Moate at 8.30 am sharp – see map below
  • This will be an opportunity for visitors to experience and expose their dogs the ground and game that will be used for the week.
  • Coordinated by Aidan Dunne and Vincent Flannelly.

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Open Confined (Couples) and Solo Trails for Irish Red Setters organised by the IRSC

  • Confined stake run in solo with award of CACT
  • Confined stake run in brace with award-CACIT

Meet Moyvoughley Community Hall, near Moate at 8 am sharp – see map below

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Day 1 of European Championships organised by the IRSC.  Meet at Shamrock Lodge Hotel at 8am sharp – see map above

  • Confined stakes run in solo with attribution of CACT
  • Europe Championship Confined stake run in brace with award of CACIT. Stake only open to dogs who have already obtained an excellent award in a open or confined stake or a CACT in a solo stake or a classification in Winning Class.
  • CACIT Run Off

Gala Dinner at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel at 8pm

Thursday 9th November 2017

Day 2 of European Championships organised by the IRSC.  Meet at Shamrock Lodge Hotel at 8am sharp – see map above

  • Confined stake run in solo with award of CACT
    Europe Championship Confined stake run in brace with award of CACIT. Stake only open to dogs who have already obtained an excellent award in a open or confined stake or a CACT in a solo stake or a classification in Winning Class.
  • CACIT Run Off

Friday 10th November

Open Stakes for Pointers and Setters with award of CACT organised by Gaelic Gundog League. Meet Moyvoughley Community Hall, near Moate at 8 am sharp – see map below

  • CACIT Run Off

Saturday 11th November

Open stakes for Pointers and Setters with the award of CACT organised by the Munster Pointer and Setter Association . Meet at Shamrock Lodge Hotel at 8am sharp –  see map above

  • CACIT Run Off


Notes:

  • All trials will be run FCI Rules under licence from the IKC.
  • ALL Entries on the attached entry form to Fr. Seamus O’Neill, St Patrick’s, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow. Phone: 087.6717631 Email: redsettersec@gmail.com
  • Entries close on Monday 2nd October 2017
  • All competitors and spectators attend trials at their own risk. All owners and handlers enter dogs at their own risk. All dogs, unless under a judge’s instructions, must be on a lead.
    The Irish Red Setter Club reserves the right to refuse entries.
    No training is to take place on any of the trial grounds. Anyone observed doing so will be excluded from the remaining events

Join us to make this a great sporting occasion – you will be made welcome!!