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  • 2019 Ash Animal Rescue Sponsored Dog walk in Carlow

     

    We are very excited to announce our Carlow Sponsored Dog Walk which will be held Sunday April the 14th 2019 in the grounds of the beautiful Oak Park Forest Park in Carlow.

    Anyone who has ever been to our walks will know they’re a fun day that’s a must for all dog lovers.

    Sponsorship forms are available to download here or a €10 registration fee can be paid on the day.

    If you don’t have a dog but would like to take part why not email us on ashrescue@gmail.com and reserve one of our Ash dogs. They’d just love to have their very own human for the day.

    We really hope you’ll get behind this great day and we look forward to seeing you all there.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1355902767882152/

    VHI Mini Marathon 2019

     

    The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon takes place on Sunday 2nd June 2019.  Registration is now open and we would love to have a team participating in aid of ASH.

    We really need your support now more than ever.  If you are up for it and would like to run (or walk) and help support our animals by helping us help them simply click on the link below to register first.

    Then email ashlm@eircom.net with your details and we will get a mini marathon pack to you over the coming weeks.

    All the 2, 3 and 4 legged animals, staff and all our volunteers would so love to know we have a few people crossing that line for rescue!

    It means such a lot to all of us! Thanks a million.

    http://www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie/

    ASH Autumn Fayre 24th September 2017 Duckett’s Grove Carlow

    ***SAVE THE DATE!***

    ASH Rescue is delighted to announce our fifth annual Autumn Fayre in the picturesque Duckett’s Grove Castle and grounds, in Co. Carlow on Sunday 24th of September from 1pm- 6pm, with all proceeds going directly to ASH Rescue!

    Duckett's Grove Carlow Walk

    Event details (click on the images below):

    Flyer 1 page Flyer Page 2

    Duckett’s Grove is only approximately 1 hour away from Dublin and Wicklow Town, and only 10 minutes from Tullow, Carlow Town and Castledermot.

    We have something to cater for everyone come rain or shine! Our fully covered market includes tempting food and beverage stalls. Oonagh Barrett will be in charge of our bring and buy cake stall. Why not take the opportunity to get your hands on our 2018 calendar and Christmas cards. All proceeds go directly to ASH Animal Rescue.

    A Blessing of the Animals will take place for World Animal Awareness Week at 2.00pm, with our Rainbow Strips Ceremony to remember our beloved pets that have passed.

    Our Dog Show will take place at 3.00pm sharp, indoors or outdoors weather permitting. Petmania and Burns Dog food sponsor all the prizes again this year. Registrations will take place on the day.

    The Children’s Village will keep the kids well entertained with bouncy castles, face painting and much more!

    Petmania this year will bring along their grooming van where you can watch on site demonstrations of grooming your four legged pals, with hints and tips to keep your pooch looking glamorous.

    Considering adding a new member to the family ? Why not visit our pets for re-homing where we will have some of our lovely cats, dogs and rabbits looking for loving new homes. Take them for a walk and maybe even complete an adoption form to arrange a home visit.

    Another new addition offered by our very talented volunteers is a pet photo shoot where you can get your pet’s portrait taken at an unbelievable price!

    Not in the position to adopt a pet but would still like to do your bit? Why not visit the sponsorship stall to sponsor one of the permanent residents of ASH.

    Duckett’s Grove is a beautiful location with beautiful walks in the walled gardens and surrounding woodland.

    ASH Rescue is one of the largest animal sanctuaries in Ireland, with up to 200 animals resident at any time, mostly dogs and cats, with a few other farm and wildlife animals. ASH operates a strict no kill policy.

    For more information and directions to Duckett’s Grove please see our website www.ashanimalrescue.com under events, or check out our Facebook page and event.

    Wicklow Sponsored Dog Walk 20th August 2017

    *** SAVE THE DATE! ***

    We are very excited to announce our Wicklow Sponsored Dog Walk will be held Sunday August the 20th in the grounds of the beautiful Avondale House.

    Anyone who has ever been to our walks will know they’re a fun day that’s a must for all dog lovers.

    Sponsorship forms are available to download here or a €10 registration fee can be paid on the day.

    If you don’t have a dog but would like to take part why not email our volunteer Noeleen on noeleenstedman@gmail.com and reserve one of our ash dogs. They’d just love to have their very own human for the day.

    We really hope you’ll get behind this great day and we look forward to seeing you all there.

    ASH Wicklow Dog Walk

    Carlow Sponsored Dog Walk 2nd April 2017

    ***Save the Date***

    We’re very excited to announce that this year we will be hosting a Carlow Sponsored Dog Walk!

    The date has been set for Sunday the 2nd of April at 1:30pm in the grounds of the beautiful Oakpark forest walk. Petmania are our sponsors and we promise it will be a fantastic day!

    Entries are €10.
    Sponsorship cards can be collected from Petmania in Carlow or by emailing Helena on ashlm@eircom.net

     

    Canine Cutz Baltinglass Food & Pet Supplies Drive in aid of Ash

    The fabulous Canine Cutz who are based in Baltinglass are very kindly holding a Food & Pet Supplies Drive in aid of Ash from 3rd – 24th September 2016 so if you are getting your pet supplies, pet food or getting your dog groomed with them you can donate food or supplies to us, this can be dry food,canned food, puppy/kitten milk, wood pellet cat litter, shredded newspaper or even a toy or lead or collar, anything you think may help.

    Canine Cutz are in Market Square in Baltinglass, Co Wicklow and we really appreciate Canine Cutz kind support of ASH Animal Rescue!  Click here to go to Canine Cutz Facebook page!

     

    ASH Autumn Fayre 25th September 2016 in Duckett’s Grove Carlow

    A huge thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for our Autumn Fayre, we were once again blessed with only a little bit of rain. There was a grand total of 5000 raised and we can’t say how much we appreciated your support.

    A special word of thanks to our fantastic volunteers who rallied together in the weeks before the event. Thank you to everyone who ran stalls for us yesterday and helped out, you all know who you are. A big thank you to the businesses who got involved Fusion Fitness, Wonder Paws, Petmania and Burns, your support was fantastic.

    To our very talented face painters. Ladies you were so good to do it for us, the kids all looked amazing and we’re very grateful for your commitment yesterday.

    Thanks to everyone who came along with their four legged pals, participated in the blessing of the animals and dog show.

    Without your support we couldn’t help so many animals in need. We’ll see you all again next year

    ***Save the date***

    Our Annual Autumn Fayre will this year be held on Sunday September the 25th from 1-6pm in the gorgeous grounds of Duckett’s Grove Carlow. 

    We are always looking for businesses to get involved. Maybe you can sponsor an an area of the fayre ? Perhaps your business can offer a set of skills or entertainment on the day. We’d love to hear from you!

    Volunteers Needed for a Lush & ASH weekend

    We’re looking for a few volunteers to join us in Lush this weekend Friday 16th Sept until Sunday 18th Sept and bring their pooch to represent ASH.

    Lush is donating all proceeds from their Charity pot sales this weekend to Ash Animal Rescue from both stores on Henry Street and Grafton Street.

    If anyone can spare an hour or two then please email gwenhemp@hotmail.com to confirm when would suit you. We could really do with your help.

    Bear in mind your dog will need to be comfortable meeting people in the shop. Thanks in advance to all volunteers and thank you so much to Lush!

    https://uk.lush.com/

     

    Bray Food & Craft Market 10th September from 10am-5pm

    ASH Animal Rescue will be at the Bray Food and Craft Market in the Bray Head Hotel on Saturday 10th September 2016 from 10am to 5pm

     

    ASH Animal Rescue Reunion Parade at the Enniskerry Victorian Field Day

    Wonder Paws Puppy School & Family Dog Training are hosting an ASH Animal Rescue Reunion Parade for all the dogs adopted from us at the Enniskerry Victorian Field Day so come along with your adopted doggie as we would love to see you all.

    It is on Sunday 11th September 2016 at 2:30pm in the Wonder Paws Doggie Village!

    SHOW TIMETABLE:
    12noon: Happiest Hound (Waggiest Tail/Biggest Smile)
    12.30: Dogs Best Friend (Best Junior Handler 4yrs-12yrs)
    1pm: Sighthound Class
    1.30pm GUN DOG DEMONSTRATION
    1.45pm BEST RESCUE
    2:15pm: Cutest PUPPY (up to 6 months)
    2.30pm: ASH ANIMAL RESCUE REUNION PARADE
    3pm: Best Dressed Couple (dog & handler)
    3.30pm: Golden Oldie (dog 8yrs+)
    4pm BEST IN SHOW

    12-4pm AGILITY RING: Demo’s every Hour on the hour – FREE OPEN SESSIONS

    www.enniskerryfestival.ie
    The Dog Show has proved to be a firm favourite for everyone; Adults and Kids alike, at the Victorian Field Day Festival.

    Wonder Paws are delighted to announce that this year Irish dog food brand ARDEN GRANGE (http://www.ardengrange.ie/) are sponsoring the Dog Show organised by Wonder Paws Puppy School & Family Dog Training at Festina Lente Bray (www.wonderpaws.ie). There will be prizes for each of the class winners and a GRAND PRIZE for Best in Show at 4pm.

    The introduction of Wonder Paws “Doggie Village” at Enniskerry Victorian Field Day in 2014 was a huge success. This year the Doggie Village will have lots of Dog accessory stands, a grooming salon to have nails trimmed and maybe a fringe cut!, expert dog training advice, vet advice, nutrition & weight advice, dog adoption advice from local animal rescues and of course our FUN Dog Show classes from 12noon-4pm

    The Doggie Village also welcomes all breeds, shapes and sizes to try out and enjoy Wonder Paws Fun AGILITY course to exercise your 4-legged friends.

    Wonder Paws will also have demonstrations by Irish Dogs for the Disabled showing the amazing skills their assistance dogs have been trained to perform for their wheelchair based partners – see how their dogs can help with undressing, retrieve dropped items, put litter in the bin and open cupboards to get specific items.

    Wonder Paws have a full schedule of show classes. Prizes from Arden Grange Dog Food with Best in Show Class at 4pm. Entry fee for your beloved ‘best friend’ is just €3 or 2 for €5. Registration is taken on the day.

    ASH Animal Rescue – Puppy Adoption & Food Drive in Bray

    With the great help of Wonder Paws Bray we initiate ASH Animal Rescue – Puppy Adoption & Food Drive.

    When: LAST NIGHT IS THURSDAY 8th SEPTEMBER FROM 8-9pm!
    Every Thursday from 23rd June  to 8th September 2016 from 8-9pm

    Dear Potential Adopters !
    POP ALONG to:
    - Cuddle a puppy or
    - Donate a bag of food to help feed the 100 dogs currently in the care of Ash Animal Rescue
    - or simply to have a look how puppies are getting on on their training sessions

    Wonder Paws are offering each puppy adopted from our Thursday Adoption Drives a FREE 5-week puppy training course to help the puppy & their new families get the best possible start !

    Socialisation is critical during their current age range and every Thursday since end of May, Ash owners Helena & Remi make the long trip to Wonder Paws Puppy School at Festina Lente Gardens, Old Connaught Avenue, Bray, Co Wicklow to bring the pups to socialisation and training classes.

    Through this early intervention the puppies are learning key socialisation skills: stranger socialisation, environmental socialisation, body handling and basic training.

    Wonder Paws trainers donate their time and facilities free of charge to help increase the puppies chance of adoption.

    Thank you so much Wonder Paws Bray xxx

    http://www.wonderpaws.ie/

    Sponsored Walk pics – Avondale House 2016

    Thank you so much to everyone who came out and supported us at our annual  Sponsored Walk in the lovely Avondale House in Rathdrum.    We couldn’t have hoped for better weather and a better day (the random showers were quite welcome for both dogs and people alike).   We hope everyone who came had a bit of craic and their dogs enjoyed mixing with all the others.  Your attendance, support and donations are so so important to make sure we can help more animals in need – so thanks a million for that – it means a lot!   Helena, Remi and our volunteers on the day really enjoyed meeting everyone and all your adorable dogs and of course getting the chance to meet quite a few ex-ASH dogs who are clearly living the dream!  In particular, in was a great day out for our rescue doggies who are still waiting for their golden ticket out of rescue and into a loving home … Sadie, Millie, Rosie, Harley, Meeko, Murt, Cilla, Elsa, Seamus, Maggie, Alfalfa (Alfie), Charlie, Angel, Avon, Twinkle, Pongo, Rosie, Jerry and Grogan puppies.  Please view their stories HERE.   Meeko in particular had a super day and celebrated his very first birthday ever.  Please see his b-day pics HERE.   A few pics of the event are below (click on pic for better view) and more are on our FB page HERE for you to enjoy too.  Thanks again everyone!

    ASH Annual Sponsored Walk – Avondale House Rathdrum – 12 June 2016

    Our annual fundraising dog walk is taking place in Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow on Sunday 12th June 2016 starting at 2pm.  We’re really hoping this week to find out if any of you would like us to bring an ASH Rescue dog to walk on the day … it most definitely would make their day.  We do need numbers to ensure a place on the “bus” for some of our doggies.    So, if you are up for taking one of our dogs out on a super day out where they can live the dream for the first or second time please email Jane on jane@wilec.com and let her know you’re interested.   Otherwise we really look forward to seeing you and your dogs on what promises to be a great day out.  Hopefully we might even get to meet a few ex ASH dogs on the day and hear how they are getting on.

    This event really makes our year, and for the rescue dogs that get a chance to “get on the bus” it pretty much means everything.  Can’t wait!!!

    Dogs should be on leads if you are bringing your own (ours will too).

    Directions: On the N11 – exit Junction 17 for Rathdrum, take R752 to Rathdrum and L2149 to Avondale House and Forest Park. Avondale is 1.5miles south of Rathdrum. (GPS Coordinates – Latitude 52.916448 – Longitude -6.226733)

    Book Sale Sunday 12th June – 12.30pm-5.30pm

    We are so chuffed to hear that our friend Fionnuala Dunne is organising another charity sale again this year to help us help the animals in our care.  Fionnuala really puts so much love into all of her events (with a little help from her pals) and hosts not only a top of the range book sale (with loads of BRAND NEW, RECENTLY published and older books) but also sells the most amazing home made jam, chutney and cakes that you’d ever care to experience.  Expect a chilled out afternoon where you’ll be welcomed in to come sit, chat and enjoy the afternoon in the heart of Wicklow and browse the amazing selection of books.  There is without doubt going to be amazing value on the day!  So, if you are out and about in this area of Wicklow area next Sunday afternoon – be sure to drop in and explore all that is on offer!  Details and directions are on the poster.

     

    Quiz night Friday 10th June 2016 Foleys Bar, Dublin

    We are delighted to hear that as part of Mandela Day activities, Aspen Pharma Trading Limited will be hosting a quiz night in aid of ASH.  Fantastic stuff!!!!! We’d really love it if some of our friends could come along with a team (4 people per team) and support all the 2, 3 and 4 legged animals in our care.  We can’t quite express how much it would mean to us and how much your support and events such as this are needed right now.

    It all takes place on Friday 10th of June at 7pm in Foley’s Bar in Dublin city centre.   Lovely food platters will be served on the night!

    All you need to do is gather together a team (or teams of course) of four people – choose (wisely) your team name and then send the confirmation of attendance to Madula@ymail.com by Thursday 27th of May

    There is no set fee/donation for taking part – the organisers are just asking that each team make a donation on the night.

    Please go along and have some fun and at the same time make a big difference to less fortunate animals in our community who need a little support.   Thanks guys.

    Pub Quiz Thursday 26th November Scruffy Murphys pub Dublin

    Please register your team via gwenhemp@hotmail.com as soon as you can as we really need to make up numbers in order for this special pub quiz in Scruffy Murphys pub in Dublin 2 to happen.   Thanks everyone!

    Fusion Fitness for ASH – 5k fun run 29th November

    Autumn Fayre Ducketts Grove Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September 2015

    This year we are delighted to announce a TWO DAY Autumn Fayre in the grounds of the very beautiful and picturesque Duckett’s Grove in Co. Carlow on Saturday 26th September and Sunday 27th September.  Please click here for our ASH Ducketts Grove Flyer 2015 to get all the news and download our flyer (which we’d love if you could share too if you are on FB etc) - (see also images at end of this post)

     

    On Saturday 26th September we have so much going on for all the family including our Childrens Village, stalls with wonderful products and food to be enjoyed by all.  All that but a huge part of Saturdays event is when we will be attempting to break a WORLD RECORD by having the most people dressed as dogs in one place!  We CAN do this but not without a little help from our friends and supporters, your friends and family and as many people as you can muster on the day!!  What we need is at least 300 people who are willing to take part in the event so we can smash that world record and become a little part of world history!  The record attempt will take place from 2.30pm.  Full details are on the flyer HERE (and below)

    Then on Saturday evening we will kick loose and relax with some song and dance.  Some is organised, some may be impromptu… So, if you know a good story, or can sing and play a tune – Don’t be shy and join in the merriment.

    On Sunday 27th September its the big day for celebrating our lovely dogs and when we host our annual dog show and also let them stretch their legs and strut their stuff on our dog agility course thanks to the Carlow Dog Training Club Team.  With the Childrens Village, Pets Corner and the wonderful stalls there will be plenty to keep everyone amused including a Blessing of the Animals.

    Both days are  guaranteed to be great days out for all the family.

    All monies from the event will go directly to ASH Animal Rescue to help cover the daily costs of caring for the 100+ dogs and 40+ cats that are currently seeking forever homes.

    We can’t wait and we really hope to see ya’ll there on one or both days and that you’ll spread the word where and when you can!  Thanks everyone and hey … lets try our best to smash that World Record eh!

    Directions to Ducketts Grove are on the flyer and we’ve linked the Google Maps directions HERE.  Any questions please do get in touch with us on our FB page or through ash rescue@gmail.com.

     

     

     

    Super Sunday Stop Over … Sunday 30th August from 12-5pm!

    This is absolutely guaranteed to be a Super Sunday Stop over … there will be delicious cakes, soups, tea and coffee to start with (all you can eat for just €5) not to mention the amazing selection of books in every single category you can think of.  If you’re on the look out for some Vinyl LPs then this is definitely worth stopping over to investigate.  The vintage barn is sure to unleash a real treasure for those in the know – you just do not know what you might find in there …. and the very best bit is that all its all in aid of our animals in ASH!!!  We are so very grateful to Fionnuala and her friends for organising this wonderful event again this year.  It’s just NOT TO BE MISSED!!   Directions are below so you know where you’re going ….

     

     

    Directions to Knocknaboley, Co. Wicklow

    From Laragh/Glendalough:

    Take the R756 from Laragh which is signposted Glendalough.   Go over the Wicklow Gap, towards Hollywood.

    20.87km from Laragh, turn left onto Road L8349; this is 2nd turn on left shortly after Loughstown Bridge (a granite bridge on a sharpish left bend).

    Do not take the first left after this bridge, which is marked Cul de Sac – it’s the turn about quarter mile after that.

    From Hollywood:

    Take R756, 3rd right turn onto Road L8349 about 3.5miles from Hollywood going towards Glendalough.

    On L8349:

    One mile down this tarred road, take the first left at cottage with blue paintwork (best to park around here if possible as it is quite narrow & limited beyond this); my house is at the end of this track, you pass a farmhouse on your left, and on through gate piers and past two modern houses, and I’m at the very end.

     

     

     

     

    ASH online auction through Facebook

    We are hosting an online auction starting Monday 10th August at 7.30pm and ending Saturday the 15th August at 7.30pm through our FB page.  Anyone looking for a bargain and some seriously fantastic items where ALL funds go directly towards the help and care of our animals should really should join the auction and check it out.   Again this is all taking place through our special FB event page linked HERE.  Details will be updated throughout on our main FB page.

    The idea is that each night we will post up to ten items onto this event page for auctioning.   To bid simply comment with your bid under the photos.   All items will end Saturday the 15th at 7.30pm.

    Smaller items may be posted to the highest bidder while larger items will need to be collected from ASH or your nearest collection point.

    Please allow one to two weeks for postage.   Payment can be made via paypal ashrescue@gmail.com

    Please note those that bid on items in our last auction but sadly and somehow failed to pay will not be permitted to bid in this auction.

    More details will follow through our regular Facebook page HERE.  If you haven’t already all you have to do is “like” our FB page to keep in touch on the auction and catch up with news in the ASH world at the same time.

    Thanks everyone!  Like the page and watch the goings on – guaranteed this is not to be missed!!

     

     

    Fun Dog Show Sunday 16th August 2015 in aid of ASH

     

    Sunday August the 16th a Fun Dog Show will be run in the grounds of Brockagh Resource Centre Glendalough. The proceeds of this event will come to ASH and we’d really love if some of our supporters would come along and show your support with all your lovely doggies! It promises to be a fantastic day for dogs and owners alike!

     

    Thank you so much for your support ….

    Thank you to everyone who came and supported us on our annual sponsored walk.  Some came with their ex-ASH dogs, some came specifically to walk our dogs who are looking for homes and give them a fun day out, some came with their dogs and wanted to show solidarity and support for rescue dogs.  The sun came out and it was a lovely walk (and swim for some) and every single one of you, dogs and people alike made a huge difference to the lives of our dogs and other animals back at the ranch …. you’ve only gone and helped us raise €2,000!! Amazing!! We are so grateful!

    We took quite a few ASH dogs with us on the day and they all thoroughly enjoyed it and went back to our centre with a smile on their face and renewed hope in their hearts!  There are a few profiles n pics we can revive a little on the website/FB thanks to you all! It’s days like these that really help show our dogs in their best light!

    Here are a few pics of the day you might like to see (just hover over the pics and click if you’d like to see/download them).

    Our Annual Sponsored Walk is this Sunday 24th May

    Hi Everyone – just a reminder that our annual fund raising dog walk is taking place in Glenmalure this Sunday afternoon starting at 2pm (for full details see below).  We’re hoping to find out if any of you would like us to bring an ASH Rescue dog on on the walk on the day … it most definitely would make their day – but we need numbers to ensure a place on the “bus”!  If you’re up for that and would like to give them a super day out please email Jane on jane@wilec.com to let her know you’re interested.  You can click HERE for  a sponsorship form or make a donation on the day.  We really look forward to seeing you all next Sunday with any ex-ASH dogs and/or all your own lovely doggies!  Lets make it a great day for the dogs (rescue or otherwise) on Sunday!!

    ASH sponsored walk Sunday 24th May

    Our annual fund raising dog walk will take place on Sunday, 24th May in the beautiful Glenmalure Valley, Co Wicklow.  It is starting at 2pm, meeting at the Glenmalure Lodge car park.

    We will be taking as many as possible of the ASH dogs so if you would like to give a rescue dog a bit of extra love and exercise then please email us on jane@wilec.com  and we will organise a dog suitable to your needs. Please head your email DOG WALK so that the email does not get overlooked.

    As usual we are hoping to raise as much money as possible and would be really grateful if you would help us by using the sponsorship form HERE to raise some badly needed funds.

    There will be a cup of tea or coffee (and hopefully a biscuit, funds permitting!!) after the walk and we look forward to spending a bit of time with you and catching up on all the news.   Hope to see you there!

    CLICK HERE FOR Directions

    (N 52.95749, W 6.3534 )

     

    Kirikee Drama Group

    Kirikee Drama Group will this Friday the 3rd of April (Good Friday) present ‘The Curious Savage’ by John Patrick in Kirikee hall Wicklow. The proceeds of the night will go to ASH Rescue and St Coleman’s Hospital Rathdrum.

    The play itself is a comedic play about Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars. Contrasting the kindness and loyalty of psychiatric patients with the avarice and vanity of ‘respectable’ public figures, it calls into question conventional definitions of sanity while also lampooning celebrity culture.

    So please consider coming along and showing your support.

    https://www.google.ie/…/…/kirikee/@52.9546006,-6.3203496,15z

    Womens Mini Marathon

    The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon takes place on Monday 1st June 2015.  Registration is now open and we would love to have a team participating in aid of ASH.   We really need your support now more than ever.  If you are up for it and would like to run (or walk) and help support our animals by helping us help them simply click on the link below to register first.  Then email ashlm@eircom.net with your details and we will get a mini marathon pack to you over the coming weeks.  All the 2, 3 and 4 legged animals, staff and all our volunteers would so love to know we have a few people crossing that line for rescue!  It means such a lot to all of us! Thanks a million.

    http://www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie/

    Our Autumn Fayre Sunday 28th September Duckett’s Grove 2014

    On Sunday 28th September we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting our Autumn Fayre in the grounds of the very beautiful and picturesque Duckett’s Grove in Co. Carlow.  It promises to be an amazing day with events to suit everyone (from 1.00pm – 6.00pm).

    A packed and fun filled day is promised – including a Fun Dog Show (sponsored by Petmania) featuring the lovely Linda Martin as celebrity judge …. Wonderpaws have very kindly donated their team, skills and expertise to take your dogs through a super dog agility course … then of course there’s the Childrens Village –  Pets Corner –  Treasure Hunt and Storyteller Jack Sheehan which are all guaranteed to keep the kids (and adults) entertained for hours on end.  We’ll also be hosting our very own Great Duckett’s Grove Bake Off where Oonagh Barrett and Bridget Harney from the Great Irish Bake Off have set out a challenge/competition for all the bakers out there as well hosting demonstrations,  there’ll be a Blessing of the Animals, Live Music, Doggy Stalls and the list of events just goes on and on …. CHECK OUT OUR FLYER HERE

    If last year is anything to go by this promises to a be a wonderful fun filled day out for everyone in the family (including the dog(s)).  Admission is €5.00 per car.

    Please come along and support us on the day, have loads of fun and at the very same time help us raise essential funds to allow us continue to help and support all the animals in our care.

    Directions are on the flyer and we’ve linked the Google Maps directions HERE.

    We can’t wait – we really hope to see ya’ll there and that you’ll spread the word where and when you can!

    ASH Autumn Fayre 2014 – Ducketts Grove

    We’re thrilled to announce that our Autumn Fayre will be held in Duckett’s Grove Carlow on Sunday 28th September.  It promises to be another amazing day and we’d so love for all our friends and supporters to come along.   More details will follow in the coming days and on the lead up (so watch this space) but for now please make sure you keep Sunday 28th of September free for a fun filled day out with all of the family.

    Fun Dog Show

    Next Sunday the 13th of July a fun dog show will be held in aid of ASH at the Brockagh Car Boot and Country sale (Brockagh Resource Centre) near Glendalough.   Registration starts at 2.30 pm with a whole host of fun classes.

    In addition to the Dog Show we are also running a stall at the Country Market being held at the Brockagh there are lots of lovely items for sale so come along and grab a bargain!

    It promises to be a great day ! We look forward to seeing you all there.

    DIRECTIONS HERE

    Book sale & Wicklow welcome …

    We’re delighted and thrilled to hear that our friend Fionnuala Dunne is organising another event this year to help us help the animals in our care.  Based on last years event this is definitely not to be missed as Fionnuala (with a little help from her amazing friends) hosts not only a top of the range book sale (with loads of BRAND NEW, RECENTLY published and older books) but also sells the most amazing home made jam, chutney and cakes that you’d ever experience.  Expect a chilled out afternoon where you’ll be welcomed in to come sit, chat and enjoy the afternoon in the heart of Wicklow and browse the amazing selection of books. There is without doubt going to be amazing value on the day!

    Without doubt this is a definite “must do” if anyone is out and about in the Wicklow area next Sunday afternoon.

    Directions to Knocknaboley, Co. Wicklow:

    From Laragh/Glendalough:

    Take the R756 from Laragh which is signposted Glendalough.  Go over the Wicklow Gap, towards Hollywood.   20.87km from Laragh, turn left onto Road L8349; this is 2nd turn on left shortly after Loughstown Bridge (a granite bridge on a sharpish left bend).

    Do not take the first left after this bridge, which is marked Cul de Sac – it’s the turn about quarter mile after that.

    From Hollywood:

    Take R756, 3rd right turn onto Road L8349 about 3.5miles from Hollywood going towards Glendalough.  On L8349:  One mile down this tarred road, take the first left at cottage with blue paintwork (best to park around here if possible as it is quite narrow & limited beyond this); my house is at the end of this track, you pass a farmhouse on your left, and on through gate piers and past two modern houses, and I’m at the very end.

    Thanks to our Mini Marathon champs …

    We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Flora Womens mini marathon in support of ASH.  Thanks also to every single person who donated and supported their friends as they crossed that line for our animals!!  Without such valiant efforts and amazing support we simply could not stay afloat and continue helping so many less fortunate animals who really need our love, help, support and a little guidance in the right direction towards loving new homes.

    Thanks so much everyone who contributed to our Sponsored Dog Walk

     

    We’d like to say a massive thank you to each and every one of you who came out and supported our Annual Dog Walk on Sunday last.   We loved meeting you all, your dogs and of course a good few of our ex-ASH pats!  Brilliant!  It also importantly afforded a day out from rescue for so many of our dogs (some who are patiently waiting for homes and others who are our permanent rezzies!).  It meant such a lot to us that we had such a good turnout despite the pretty dismal weather  - we were worried!  Hard to believe that for the past two years running we had to take along sunscreen for everyone eh!   Nonetheless the event was a success and thats down to everyone who took the time out to join us with their dogs, to our volunteers on the day and to those back at base who were stretched and looked after our other animals and to everyone who raised and donated towards sponsorship for our animals!  We managed to raise just over 2,000 euro on the day.  So thanks again to every single person who made that happen.  We are also very grateful to those who donated food and newspapers on the day … special thanks to the amazingly talented lady who knitted so many super dog jumpers for sale on the day (we sold a good few on the day and will continue do so in future events)!  Fantastic stuff!  Unfortunately we don’t have very many pictures as the weather didn’t exactly allow it but we’ve posted a few here below (some pics came from those shared on our FB page – thanks guys). (Just click on the image to enlarge and use the back arrow to go back to the series) Without support from people like you we simply could not continue to do what we do but together we CAN make a difference!! Thanks so much everyone!

     

    Wonder Paws Mega Dog Show: an update

    What a great day we had meeting a good few ex-ASH dogs (and their canine pals) with their new families at the Wonder Paws Mega Dog Show at Festina Lente on Bank Holiday Monday.  It was an honour to be invited to be part of it all and a total pleasure taking part. It was great to meet everyone especially some of our ex ASH dogs and their lovely families (including and to name but a few Coco, Travis, Inky, Annie, Buster, Taylor, Beauty, Healy, Sheeva, Annie, Lulu and Leeroy). It was wonderful meeting some sponsors and friends of ASH too and also put faces to a few names!  Thanks a million everyone for coming along and thanks so much to Wonder Paws for inviting us.  We really enjoyed our day as did everyone we spoke to!  We hope it was a great success for you too – it certainly was a great turn out!  Well done!  Anyhooo … here are a few pics of the day … hope you enjoy them (click on the image for a full view and then choose the back arrow to go back) 

     

    2014 Women’s Mini-Marathon 2 June 2014

    Thanks so much to all the women who have already signed up to “run for rescue” … we’re all so grateful for your support!  We’d all like to wish you all the very best of luck on your run – if its on TV on the day we’ll be sure to have it on in the living room (at the very least a good few of our permanent resident dogs (and cats) will get to watch it and cheer you on and over that line!!)

    If you’ve already registered and are still not sure if you’d like to run for any particular charity or indeed which particular cause  … well … we’d be honoured and thrilled to bits if you’d consider running for our rescue animals and raising a few euro for the animals in our care.  It really would mean such a lot to our animals, to all our volunteers and everyone here in ASH to know that you might consider crossing that line and running for rescue.

    This year we’re sponsored by Petmania who made it easier than ever to sign up to run for our animals. So if you’ve already registered all you have to do is sign up to run for ASH through the Petmania website or simply click the link HERE , fill in your details and select ASH as your chosen charity.

    Our animals really need and rely on us … we really need and rely on YOU!  TOGETHER WE CAN REALLY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

    Our Sponsored Walk Sunday 11th May in Laragh

    We have booked Brockagh Resource Centre in Laragh for our sponsored dog walk and fundraiser on Sunday 11th May 2014. We’re kicking off at 2.00pm (If you have booked an ASH dog you might come about 15 minutes earlier).  

    This is one of the biggest events we have every year to try to raise funds to keep us going.  We hope that everyone coming along can raise some sponsorship for the walk.  If you don’t have a dog to take and sponsor/donate on the day you can always book one of our permanent residents and also a few other dogs in ASH who are holding out for a new home (who are all hoping for a seat on “the bus” to the event!).

    We’re so looking forward to meeting all our friends and their doggies.  This day is about the dogs – homed, rescued or otherwise – all of whom will come together to help their fellow canine friends in ASH (who really need their help and support). It’s a great day out for all to socialise and mix and also a bit of fun for all of the family too.

    It’s without doubt the best day of the year for a few of our permanent residents (who are really looking forward to be booked “personally” for the walk) and also some dogs who are anxiously and patiently awaiting homes and would love to be part of the day out.  It’s also a huge chance for them to get out there and show everyone what they have to offer and enjoy strutting their stuff with people and humans alike.

    You can help raise funds by opening a fundraising page on MyCharity.ie for our Sponsored dogwalk by clicking on this link (and going to our walk on the list of events) Alternatively you can print a  Sponsorship Form 2014 here and directions are below.

    Afterwards we will be having a raffle, tea n coffee and chats. If you’d like to ask about booking any ASH dogs please contact us here on ashlm@eircom.net or through ashrescue@gmail.com.

    WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING ALL OUR FRIENDS ON THE DAY!!

    Directions/Map

     

    Wonder Paws Mega Dog Show …

     

    We’re delighted to have been invited along as a charity partner at the Wonder Paws upcoming MEGA DOG SHOW on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May.  It’s going to be held in Wonder Paws HQ at Festina Lente in Bray (see directions HERE).

    We’ll have a stand at the event where some of our volunteers will be there to chat about adopting a rescue dog, volunteering, sponsorship and anything else you’d like to chat about.   We’ll be bringing along sponsorship cards for our annual event and Sponsored Dog Walk coming up on 11th May 2014.

    Wonder Paws are also hosting a very special “ASH dogs reunion” at 1pm on the day – how cool is that!! It would be amazing to see how many of our ex-pats are getting along these days and get a few shots for all our FB friends to see too – not to mention watch them proudly as all the rescue dogs strut their stuff at the “Best Rescue Dog” show class where the winner will receive a FREE 5 week basic obedience course with Wonder Paws at Festina Lente plus 5 runner up prizes of a FREE Fun Agility session. There’s loads going on on the day and its guaranteed to be a great day out for all the family and dog(s) alike. Hope to see y’all there!

    Womens mini-marathon 2014

    It’s not too late to sign up for this years Flora Women’s mini marathon which takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd June 2014.
    We’d be absolutely thrilled if you would considering running for rescue and for all the animals in our care.
    This year we are sponsored by Petmania who have made it easier than ever to sign up to run for ASH.   Once you’ve registered for the mini-marathon all you have to do is sign up to run for ASH through the Petmania website or simply click the link HERE , fill in your details and select ASH as your chosen charity.
    At the moment there are over 100 dogs in ASH not to mention all the other animals in our care … our lovely cats, foxes, pigs, our horse, our donkey, then there’s the hens, the rabbits and the ducks.
    They need us – we need you and together we can make a difference!

    Sunday 11th May … a date for your diaries …

     

    This year the date for our sponsored dog walk has been set for Sunday the 11th of May at 2.00pm.  It will be held in the beautiful Brockagh Resource Centre Glendalough Co. Wicklow.  It’s always been an amazing day out for everyone family and dogs alike and we’d love to see as many of our friends, volunteers, sponsors and supporters join us on the day.   Try to keep the date free for one of our favourite annual events out.  This day gives our dogs permanent and “just stoppin” alike share a fab day out with our friends.  It’s the one day of the year that sponsors can book and take one of our permanent dogs out for more than just a walk nearby.  It’s also a great chance for a few our dogs hoping for a home to shine and strut their stuff and show everyone what they can offer.  Some of our our permanent ressies are still chatting about their day out last year!  We’ll keep you posted on all the goings on here and through our FB page!  Put the date in your diary for now!

     

    Street collection this Saturday 9th November … can you help?

    We are looking for an few extra pairs of hands this Saturday at our street collection in Grafton Street, Dublin.  We have a permit for a street collection and could really do with a few volunteers to help us out.  If you think you can spare even a couple of hours please pop Gwen (one of our dedicated volunteers) an email on gwenhemp@hotmail.com.  If you can’t volunteer but find yourself in the area please come over and say hi to our volunteers – standing on the street collecting all day is hard work – even a little hi helps a lot and goes a long way!  Thanks guys!    

    5k Remembrance Run

    We would be so thrilled if some of our friends and supporters would consider running the 5k Remembrance run which takes place on the 10th of November in the Phoenix Park.

    The event welcomes walkers, joggers and runners and has a special remembrance theme- remembrance of friends or family passed. Maybe you would consider running it in memory of a family member that was an animal lover or even running in memory of a passed pet.

    Full details can be found on their website
    http://remembrancerun.ie/wp/.

    As always thank you for your support.

    Our very own Leona is taking a huge leap from keeping her feet on the ground through hard graft and tough work involved when caring for so many animals every single day.  She’s now taken the mad n’ crazy decision to jump from a plane and go that extra mile to help support all the animals she knows so very well and helps every single day.  We’d really appreciate any support you can give Leona on her big jump which is next Saturday 26th October 2013!  Leona has set up a MyCharity page and you can access that below or by clicking on the pic above.  All the animals in ASH are barking, miaowing, tweeting, neighing and flapping for you on Saturday and all the humans in ASH will be thinking of you on the day too – big time!!!  Thanks so much Leona – This is well and truly above and beyond (literally!!) GO LEONA!!!

    http://www.mycharity.ie/event/leona_donovans_event/ 

    Autumn Fayre 29th September 2013

    This September the 29th we will host an Autumn Fayre in the grounds of the very beautiful and picturesque Duckett’s Grove in Carlow. It promises to be an amazing day with events to suit everyone (from 1.30-7.30).   CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL FLYER.  The first main event is a blessing of the animals and a tree of remembrance and this will be followed by a fun filled day including a dog show (sponsored by Petmania) with Linda Martin as celebrity judge.   There is a wonderful woodland walk for all the family.  Wonderpaws will be doing dog agility training.  There are will be Arts, food and craft stalls for everyone to sample.  There’s a childrens village to keep the little ones entertained … there are live bands and the list of events just goes on and one.  It promises to a be a great day out for everyone.  Entrance is just €5 per car.   Please come along to support us on the day.

     

    Sunday 29th September – Ducketts Grove Family Day Out

    On Sunday 29th September for one day only ASH are going on tour!  We are planning an amazing family fun day ! The setting is the stunning Duckett’s Grove castle in Carlow, a simply fascinating place with beautiful walled gardens and amazing woodlands.   This event event could be every dog lovers dream – there is a lovely woodland walk planned, a fun dog show, agility fun, free training advice and tips and so much more.   Other events include bouncy castles and fun stuff for the kids and the best bit is that every single cent raised is  going towards the animals in our care.   Admission is only €5 per car!

    We really hope our friends will come along and support us on the day – and even before then help spread the word to friends and family.  More details of the event will be published very soon – in the meantime please put this date in your diaries.   It promises to be an amazing day out for all and we look forward to seeing you and your four legged friends on the day.

     

    Thank you for your support at our sponsored walk

    We’d just like to say thank you SO much to everyone who came along to support us, to walk ASH dogs and your own dogs in the most glorious day in a long time.  We really enjoyed meeting and chatting to you all.  It was so special seeing so many of our ex-pats looking so fit, well and happy and clearly loving everything life has to offer!  Simply wonderful.  As a direct result of all your help and support on the day we managed to raise a staggering €2,029 on the day.  That’s amazing!   A massive thank you to every single one of you for your support, it means such a lot to us all here in ASH!  We’ve posted a few pics below of the day (click on pics to enlarge and if you’d like a better quality pic of any in particular please hover over the pic – get the pic number and email us at ashrescue@gmail.com and we’ll email these to you).

    This years Dog Walk …

    We have booked Brockagh Resource Centre in Laragh again this year for our sponsored dog walk on Sunday 26th May 2013.  We are kicking off at 2.00pm.  (If you have booked an ASH dog you might come about 15 minutes earlier).  

    We’d really love to see a lot of support from people out there for this event. Its the one day of the year that some of our permanent residents and ASH dogs can come along and share in the fun and feel part of every day life.   

    Of course we are so looking forward to meeting all our friends and their very own doggies.  This day is about the dogs – homed, rescued and ex-rescue!  It’s a great day out for all to socialise and mix and also a bit of fun for all of the family too.

    You can print a sponsorship form HERE and directions are below.

    Afterwards we will be having a raffle, tea n coffee and chats and thanks to Blacklion vets we have arranged discounted microchipping vouchers which even includes a donation towards ASH!  Thanks so much Blacklion Vets we really appreciate it – what an amazing gesture towards our friends animals safety and welfare.  Fair play!

    WE CANT WAIT TO MEET YOU ALL!

    Directions/Map

     

    Flora Women’s Mini Marathon

     

    This years Flora Women’s Mini Marathon takes place on Monday 3rd June 2013.  We are really hoping that a few very brave and fit women out there might consider taking on this challenge and help raise some vital funds to support our animals.

    It’s only early days just yet but training could well be underway already.  You can now enter online HERE or you can use the entry forms that appear in the Evening Herald every Wednesday and Saturday as and from 20th February 2013.

    If anyone would like to sign up with us to run for ASH Animal Rescue we would absolutely love to hear from you.   Please send us your contact details via email to “ashlm@eircom.net” (headed up “RUN FOR RESCUE) as soon as you’ve registered for the race (and of course made the big decision to run for our animals).  We’ll then arrange to send you out a sponsorship pack which will include a sponsorship form and a few other ASH goodies.  Sponsorship form can be downloaded HERE in the meantime.

    Please consider crossing that line and help us help them at the very same time.  Thanks a million ladies!

    We’ll be posting a few updates here and on our Facebook page over the coming months.

    Best wishes to Team Ireland

    Fun Dog Show … thank you for your support!

    Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who came out to support the Dog Show in aid of ASH Animal Rescue today in Laragh. We couldn’t have hoped for a better day.  It was fabulous to see so many people come out and support the event and our animals. We were quite overwhelmed to say the least!  We couldn’t possibly remember all the little Kenny’s, Herbies, Axel’s, Millies, Dexters and Manny’s, all of whom were so well behaved throughout the event.  We’ve included a few pics of the day which we hope you might enjoy.   A big thanks to Michelle and her helpers (who still somehow managed to put up two gazebos despite a few blustery patches while setting up) and also to everyone in Brockagh Resource Centre.  We hope everyone who came had a bit of craic and their dogs enjoyed mixing with the so many others both big and small.  Your attendance and support managed to raise a staggering €1,000 for our animals!!!  AMAZING!  We simply can’t tell you how much that will mean to all many other dogs and animals back in ASH.  Our volunteers and Remi really enjoyed meeting you and all of your lovely four legged friends.  Every single one of the dogs (and owners) are winners in our minds!   Thanks again everyone!

    Women’s World Exhibition in the RDS

    Ash took part in the Women’s World Exhibition in the RDS where thousands of ladies, often with their families, came to collect their start numbers for the Flora Mini Marathon. We raised just under A Thousand Euro for the animals.

    Thank you to all the people who supported us there. Big Hug to all the volunteers who made it happen by either helping out in Ash or in the RDS. Also a big Thank you to Kathryn Crofton who joined us on Saturday and Sunday, promoting her great book ‘Circles in the Sand’ about a rescue dog but also about the people who shared this dog’s life at different stages. Seven different ‘animal groups’ benefit from the sales of this book. Kathryn you were a rock.

    We also held a raffle and here is the number of the winning ticket: 74 Sorry for those who didn’t win, but thank you for your support and please remember it is the animals who are the winners.

    Some pics from our sponsored walk

    click on images to enlarge and you can also check out the TV3 footage of the day here

    http://www.tv3.ie/videos.php?video=36448&locID=1.65.74&page=5

    Thank you for your support at our sponsored dog walk

    We’d just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who very generously contributed to our sponsored dog walk and also to the many people who came along.   Thank you must also go to the volunteers who helped get things ready, helped out on the day up in Laragh but also to the volunteers who very kindly kept things ticking over back in ASH while we were in Laragh.   The event raised vital funds for our animals and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting all of you and your dogs.  We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.  We’ll be posting pics on the website during the week and also on our Facebook pages.  If you’ve any pics you’d like to share please email us at ashrescue@gmail.com!  We’d love to see/share them.  Thanks again everyone – your support is invaluable to us!



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