07:45 25 Apr 2022

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Pups In The Park

Does your whole tone change when you see the cutest little doggo out for a walk? Or perhaps you own said cutest little doggo?

If your answer to either of those questions is yes, then you're going to absolutely love Pups in the Park - Ireland's first ever doggie festival!

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Where and when?

Pups in the Park takes place for the first time from April 30th to May 1st.

And it's set in the beautiful surroundings of Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin.

What to expect?

Visitors and their pooches can expect to meet experts such as celebrity TV vet Pete Wedderburn.

They can also have a go at some fun activities, or enter free competitions like Dogsercise, the Crave Dog Treats Hay Bale Race or Canine Pilates.

Alternatively, smaller furry friends can visit the Puppy Academy and Puppy Play Pen for some exciting workshops and games.

Rob Walshe, the Dogfather, will be hosting classes and sharing his insights with dog lovers at the event.


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Attendees can also pick up tips in best practice for canine care from a series of expert talks at the Chin-Wag talk stage with

For the pooches looking to simply relax and feel the wind in their fur, there's an off-leash area.

It has lots of space for your pooch to roam free with fellow canine companions!


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The festival will also have some great dining options for the humans including Griolladh and Los Chicanos.

Festival goers can even indulge in some retail therapy in the exhibitor’s area.

There, you'll find more than 30 vendors showcasing the very latest and greatest dog accessories, food, apparel, toys and more!


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Charity partner

The Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) are the event’s official charity partner.

The DSPCA was first established in 1840 and over the years have grown to become the leading animal welfare charity in Ireland.

They exist uniquely to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome sick, injured and cruelly treated animals.

The charity is supported and enhanced by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who help save lives every day.


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Pups in the Park are encouraging ticket purchasers to donate €2 to the charity when booking their ticket.

The team and ambassadors from the DSPCA will also be on hand at the festival to lead people and their pooches in a series of DSPCA Great Dog Walks across the weekend.

Well-known personality and dog lover Rosanna Davison is an advocate of the charity's work, and was on hand to support the announcement of the DSPCA as Pups in the Park charity partners.

Rosanna said: 'I would encourage dog lovers to get behind the event and raise funds for the DSPCA.'

'A unique event, such as Pups in the Park, is a really wonderful opportunity for dog lovers and their pooches to create memories and have a really great day out.'

Ticket prices

Here are the ticket prices, excluding booking fee:

Standard entry - €16

Child (aged 2-12) - €10

Child (under 2) – free entry

Family (2 adults & 2 children) - €49


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For further information, or to purchase tickets, just click here.

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