Bark in the Park in St Annes on Sunday 25th May

23 Apr 2014

As Summer approaches, The Irish Blue Cross is holding the first of its fantastic annual Bark in the Park™ sponsored dog walks in St. Anne's Park in Raheny on Sunday, 25th May at 3PM to raise vital funds for sick and needy pets.

The Irish Blue Cross can guarantee entertainment and fun for all the family, both 2-legged and 4-legged. After the walk, participants will be in with a chance to win one of the much-coveted prizes for the dog with the Best Bark, Happiest Smile, Shiniest Coat and Waggiest Tail! There will also be a raffle with great prizes, music and goody bags containing canine and human treats.

The walk takes place over a picturesque 4km route, suitable for all dogs and owners, starting from, and finishing up at the Sybil Hill Road entrance beside St. Paul's College. Participants are advised to arrive between 2PM and 2:30PM in order to register, buy raffle tickets and of course admire all the canine entrants! The walk Barks Off at 3PM.

Maxi Zoo, are kindly sponsoring doggy treats for all the canine participants and spot prizes.

How You Can Take Part

The Blue Cross invite all dog lovers to come along, rain or shine and support the Charity to raise much-needed funds for its work, which is more in demand than ever. Last year, The Irish Blue Cross provided in the region of 30,000 treatments and surgeries, and we expect this figure to rise this year.

Please visit for information and to register, alternatively you can enter the event and make a donation on the day. For more information, please contact Fionn on (01) 4163032 or at

The dates for the further three Bark in the Parks are: Marlay Park in Rathfarnham on Sunday 15th June, Tymon Park in Tallaght on Sunday, 6th July and the Phoenix Park on Sunday, 31st August.

About The Irish Blue Cross 

The Irish Blue Cross is a registered animal welfare charity, established in 1945, that provides low-cost veterinary services for pet owners on a low income in the Dublin area. In 2013, the charity provided in the region of 30,000 treatments, check-ups, microchippings, neutering and other operations to pets in need. The charity relies on the generosity of its animal-loving supporters through donations and fundraising events.