Irish Red and White Setter Club

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Janet Shanks


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20 August 2014
































Irish Red and White Setter Club Breed Show 2014

 The Club Show for the Irish Red & White Setter Breed has been held for many years in conjunction with the Irish Breed Society Championship Show. The news that the Irish Breed Club will not be facilitating us this year was met with some surprise and disappointment as I was only informed of this during a phone conversation in regards to the show with the Irish Breeds Society’s Club Secretary on 11th August.

 I was informed that this decision was taken on 22nd March 2014.  As I stated we were not made aware of this until 11th August 2014.

It is most regrettable that the IRWS breed show won’t be part of this celebratory show of Irish Native breeds I  would like to take this opportunity of thanking the Irish Breed Society and their committees who facilitated us over the years.

The Club Show will now be held in conjunction with the Irish Gundog Field and Show Society which will be held on 25th October 2014.

The Irish Red & White Setters will be judged by Wil Hochstenbach, Netherlands. He is a FCI Group 7 & 8 Judge.

Schedules and entry forms can be found on

I would like to thank the Irish Gundog Field and Show Society for coming to our assistance at such short notice.

Terence O’Leary


Irish Red and White Setter Club



Congratulations to the newest IRWS FT Champion

Rosie Jim

We had a great day today on the Slieve Bloom Mountains at Kinnity.  Rosie had a first excellent win when she won the Cashel Field Trials Open.  This win now makes Rosie ‘Irish Field Trial Champion Rosie Jim. (By Raymond Munroe)



Donegal Field Trial Association OpenTrial at Scotstown 15/08/2014

1st Ex FtCh Craigrua Kansas IRWS dog handled by Dessie Linton - pictured.

The Trial was judged by Jim Sheridan and Declan O'Rourke





Owned by Mary Sherratt and run by Tony. 

We hope to see you over here later in the year for the Breed Show and confined stakes.



Dalriach Neige makes history !


                               Owned and bred by Margaret Sierakowski



Neige has won the English Setter Club open stake at Eggleston Moor on 19 July making her the first IRWS to win an Open Stake in mainland UK. 

She has also had other awards in Open stakes. She is handled in field trials by Colin Organ (seen on the left) who is also training other IRWS - Birdie of Bruicladdich and Dalriach Una










First generation of Irish Red and White Setter outcross litter bred December 2012


Owned by Margaret Sierakowski













Sire = IRS Buccaneer

Dam = IRWS Special Gift from Shadow Dog

Under IKC rules for outcross breeding this dog Ludo cannot be mated to an Irish Red setter but can only be mated to an Irish Red and White Setter.  He cannot enter for shows but can be entered in IRWS confined stake for breeders to assess his working capabilites.  Looking at these photographs he will undoubtedly make a fine shooting dog.




 Pata Counterpoint Conor









Conor got his first CACS ans CACIB in St. Brieuc exposition and the best dog breed. (confirmation was ok)a

Elite got CACIB and CACS too

He will return to training for preparation for TAN - I would like to qualify for the final of the national breed which takes place in July.  I hope he will start his Field Trials in September.



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News from Cork, Ireland

Gerry Sparrow


The one with the sunlight is Podge (Deargban Casey) looking great for nine years of age.  The other photos are of Rodge) Royal Prince Roderick of Glenmise.  The ones in the beet and the field with the purple vegetation Podge is the one in the crops field.  I am on the lookout for a good bitch for Rodge - if anything comes available as he is spending so much time in the files its time he sowed his oats !!


30th Anniversary of the Irish Red and White Setter Club

Ch. Knockane Sherry

And the breed is still Flying !!


Ch. Ardbraccan Starlight Love  and Ch. Knockane Sherry


Mrs. Laura Dunne - a founder member of the Irish Red and White Setter Club judging the breed.