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Barkfest – the South East’s Summer Festival for Dogs

Join us in the beautiful Marble City of Kilkenny for Barkfest – the South East’s Summer Festival for Dogs!

Set in the Dog Friendly RED MILLS Store & Café, this is a free event with lots of pawsome activities lined up to keep you and your pooch entertained.

Crufts Winners 2019 – Aces High

First up we’ll be joined by this year’s Crufts winners – Aces High flyball team. There’ll be lots of fun in the sun as Aces will have two of their relay teams competing against each other on the day, as well as opportunities for visiting dogs to join in the action.

Sausage Sizzle

We’ve got the BBQ going for our next group of guests – Dublin’s Sausage Dog Social – are joining us for their monthly dachshund outing, where there’ll be hot dogs galore!

Kilkenny’s Next Top Madra

Is your dog the fairest of them all? Have they got skills you’ve been practicing just for an event like this? With 12 fun dog show classes, including ‘Egg & Spoon race on a lead’, ‘Best Golden Oldie’ and ‘Most Pawsome Pup’ it’s going to be tough for our celebrity judge, Hurler TJ Reid and his assistant, TV’s Tina Koumarianos to choose…

For more info stay tuned to our facebook page

Entry to the dog show is €3 per dog with all proceeds going to Irish Therapy Dogs. For €3 your dog can enter as many classes as you like. You can pre-register your dog now by filling in the form below.




Choose a class to enter (there are 12 in total)

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To complete your pre-registration please click on the pay now button below to donate your €3 entry fee to Irish Therapy Dogs. Thanks for your support!