Open day at Irish Guide Dogs Model Farm Road training centre

17 August 2015
By David O’Sullivan
david@TheCork.ie

FREE PIC-NO REPRO FEE 30/08/2014 Roisin Nolan-Collins from Ballinadee, taking part in the blindfold walk with IGDB instructor Nathalie Wood, at the Irish Guide Dogs Open Day which took place on Saturday 30th August at the national headquarters on the Model Farm Road, Cork. For one day the national dog training centre on the Model Farm Road was completely open to the public from 12pm to 4pm with interactive element Guide Dog walks, Puppy Olympics and craft fair and farmer's market. Newly elected Cork County Mayor Cllr Alan Coleman was also in attendance. Picture: Provision. Media contact: Sinead O’Keeffe, Commercial Manager @ 086 8193151.www.guidedogs.ie
Roisin Nolan-Collins from Ballinadee, taking part in the blindfold walk with IGDB instructor Nathalie Wood, at the Irish Guide Dogs Open Day 2014
Picture: Provision.

Have you heard about Irish Guide Dogs? yes. It’s a national charity that happens to be based in Cork at the very end of Model Farm Road, just before the Ballincollig.

In two weeks time on Saturday 29th August dog training centre will hold its Annual open day from 12pm to 4pm.

The day is a great opportunity to meet and interact with puppies in training and working dogs, such as Guide Dogs for people who are visually impaired and Assistance Dogs for children with autism.

The day gives the general public a real insight into the workings of the centre and the great work the working dogs do. There will be dog parades and a puppy Olympics, a farmer’s market, craft fair, food stalls, bouncy castles, face painting and lots of other children’s entertainment. There will also be Guide Dog and Assistance Dog guided walks.

Admission at the gate will be €5 for individuals, or €10 for a family.

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