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Irish Therapy Dogs’ Conference 2015

GroupIrish Therapy Dogs’ Bi-annual Conference 2015 was held on Saturday February 28th in Bewley’s Hotel Leopardstown, Dublin. Over one hundred and twenty Volunteers and guests from across the country were in attendance. The keynote address – ‘Updated Research on the Benefits of Pet Assisted Therapy’ – was presented by our Patrons, Dr. Sandra Barker, Center Director of The Center of Human-Animal Interaction, and Dr. Randolph Barker, Center Executive Committee Member. Guest speaker Catherine Dunleavy, Director of Nursing, Tara Winthrop Clinic spoke about the Benefits of ‘Pet Therapy in a Caring Environmen’ while Noel Sheehan, Inspector Manager, Regulation Directorate Health Information and Quality Authority presented on ‘Ensuring Safer, Better Health and Social Care’. Michael Woods, Veterinary Surgeon, MVB Cert V Ophthalmic MRCVS, gave a presentation on ‘Dogs versus Humans and Illness Transmission’. Theses presentations covered a range of interesting and informative topics which were well received by all present.

Patrons Proinnsías Ó Duinn and Maureen Hennis unfortunately were unable to attend but sent messages of support.

A sincere thank you to all of our guests and volunteers present.

Irish Therapy Dogs visit Coláiste Dhúlaigh!

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A group of Irish Therapy Dogs’ Volunteers visited the Transition Year students at Coláiste Dhúlaigh, Coolock on February 12th. A sincere thank you to the students and their teacher Lesley Dowdall for their warm welcome. Thank you also to our Volunteer Visiting Teams who were present on the day.Tails wagged, smiles and laughter abounded, as the boys and girls interacted, petted  and chatted with the dogs.  As with all School Visits another very special day that will be remembered and cherished by both the students and our Volunteers alike.

 

Cork City Marathon/Half Marathon!

Cork PhotoOnline entry is now open for the 2015 Cork City Marathon and Half Marathon. Will you and your friends run for Irish Therapy Dogs on June 1st.? We would very much appreciate your support. Please contact us for Sponsorship Pack (info@irishtherapydogs.ie).

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon!

DublinRegistration is open for the 2015 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. Will you and your friends run, jog or walk for Irish Therapy Dogs on June 1st.? We would very much appreciate your support. Please contact us  for Sponsorship Pack (info@irishtherapydogs.ie).

Hell and Back Hercules!

Registration is open for “Hell and Back Hercules”,which will take place at Temple House Estate, Ballinacarrow,Co Sligo on May 16th. Will you and your friends participate on behalf of Irish Therapy Dogs? We would very much appreciate your support. Please contact us for Sponsorship Pack (info@irishtherapydogs.ie).
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Thank You!

Juniors' Poster

Thank you to all of our Junior Members who attended our Cake Sale last weekend. Congratulations on the beautiful colourful posters prepared for the Coffee Shop and for the Raffle. Judging by the lovely cakes and buns the Juniors baked there are some budding Rachel Allens among us!

Paw Points very well earned !

Annual Cake Sale

zdjęcieIrish Therapy Dogs would like to thank St. Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, Glasthule for facilitating our Annual Cake Sale held there on January 25th. We appreciate the support and acknowledgement given, once again, by the parishioners of Glasthule to our Charity. A sincere thank you to all who gave of their culinary skills!

Irish Therapy Dogs’ Junior Members prepare for Annual Cake Sale.

Junior Meeting, Preparing for Cake Sale, St. Mary's, January 2015

Junior Members have started their preparation for our Annual Cake Sale to be held in St. Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, Glasthule, on Sunday 25th. January(10.30am – 1.30pm). There was plenty of enthusiasm, teamwork and lots of fun and laughter as they organised and planned their duties for the event. The preparations  continue during the week as they perfect their culinary skills !

Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Dhaoibh!

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A Very Happy New Year to all our Volunteers, Junior Members, Care Centre Residents and Staff, School Pupils and Teachers, Sponsors  and all who supported Irish Therapy Dogs  at various events held nationwide throughout 2014. We look forward to meeting you all again in 2015.

Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh!

A Very Happy Christmas to our dedicated Volunteers, Care Centre Residents and Staff, School Pupils and Teachers, Sponsors and all who supported Irish Therapy Dogs at various events held nationwide throughout the past year.Christmas Card