It’s not every day that you get to bring your dog to brunch, but at RED MILLS we think it should be. That’s why we jumped at the chance to host a doggy brunch with Lovin Dublin in Lock 6 Cafe last month to launch our new Leader dog food range.
Gareth Connolly, Sales and Marketing Director for RED MILLS, explains: “We love getting out there and meeting our customers, so hosting a brunch for some wonderful four-legged friends and their humans gave us a great opportunity to do something different to kick off the launch of our new range.”
It’s safe to say the day ended with wagging tails all round.
What’s For Brunch?
Although the event was action-packed with toys, games and a group walk along the canal, we were most excited to see how the dogs felt about the main event – their Leader brunch. Leader Dog Food is a RED MILLS product that has been carefully developed for your dog by qualified vets. What makes our offering different is that, whenever possible, we use natural ingredients carefully selected from local sources. This means that our products are easy on your dog’s digestion and have excellent nutritional quality.
Gareth explains: “You should pick out your dog’s food as carefully as you’d select your own brunch, and the good news is that we have a vast range of Leader food that is based on their individual needs.”
Looking for a great post-brunch walking spot? Dublin has a lot to offer in that department! Some of our favourites include:
- Phoenix Park
We’re incredibly lucky to have one of the largest green spaces in a European city on our doorstep. Dogs will need to be kept on their lead around the park’s famous deer but the park is so vast that there are plenty of unrestricted areas where dogs are allowed to roam free – as long as they’re well behaved!
- St. Anne’s Park
Situated between Raheny and Clontarf, this beautiful spot has a dedicated dog park with a split section to separate small and larger dogs. The wider park has lots of wooded patches, hills, a duck pond and a stream that cuts through a beautiful walking path. It’s the largest municipal park in Dublin and offers something for everyone.
- Killiney Hill
Not only can you experience some of the best views in Dublin from Killiney Hill, you’ll also find yourself in dog heaven. On a clear day, this spot is unbeatable for experiencing the scenery of the Dublin Mountains and the sea. With lots of different trails to choose from, all routes loop back to the car park and you’re guaranteed to come across lots of other dogs along the way!
Although we have a vast array of great walking spots, apart from pubs like MVP and Dublin’s newest dog café Pupp, there are a low number of dog-friendly establishments that shout about their acceptance of our canine pals when compared to other European cities.
Gareth would like to see a lot more dog-friendly events in Ireland: “It could possibly become a roadshow idea for us hosting events around the country,” he enthuses. “More and more dogs are becoming part of people’s families and they want to be able to bring them out socially as well as for walks.”
To find out about other dog-friendly venues around Ireland, feel free to visit some of the websites listed below.
- Pet Friendly Places to Stay – Ten of the Best
- Best places to Stay – Pet Friendly
- Ireland’s Blue Book Pet Friendly Houses & Restaurants
- adult dog
- Leader Brunch
- Lovin Dublin
- senior dog