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  • 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 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  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.…/…/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 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.

    Our Autumn Fayre Sunday 28th September Duckett’s Grove

    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.


    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.

    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 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 or through




    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!

    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  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

    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!!! 

    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.


    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!




    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 “” (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!

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