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How many Irish Setters do you have?
How long have you owned Irish Setters?
37 years
About Me:
Having admired the breed as a child I bought my first setter in 1978 and was totally hooked.Shane lived until he was 13 by which time I had moved from the town to the country and bought Ben ( Moriabank Mulberry) who enjoyed a very short show career as he hated being groomed. He was joined a year and a half later by Holly (Henthom Enchanting Angel) out of the one and only litter I had from these two I kept two bitches Edenaveys Shannon Belle (Shannon) and Edenaveys Miss Scarlet (Scarlet) both of whom enjoyed their 12th birthday on 15th May 2010. Sadly we had to say goodbye to Shannon on 10th September and Scarlet on 23rd November 2010. We are lucky to have 3 of Shannon's children by Lurgavon Connor, Edenaveys:- March Brown (Harvey), Rogan's Fancy (Rogan), and Holly's Pride (Katie) who had a fabulous year 2009 winning best in show and being placed in groups along the way to gaining her Irish show title in December 2009,she has since added Northern Ireland veteran show champion of the year 2013 and 2014 to her titles and is the first in the breed to become a veteran champion.
In July 2010 we were joined by a little live wire Lurgavon I'm a celebrity at Edenaveys (Abbie), who has started her show career in a promising fashion gaining best puppy in show in May 2011 and her junior title in July 2011.
Our latest additions are Edenaveys the one and only (Barney)and Can this be Magic (Evie) from Katies litter with Lurgavon Ringleader born 17th September 2011.Sadly we lost Evie in November 2014 to a perforated ulcer.
In May 2015 we imported from Sweden Caemgens For Heaven's Sake (Freya) who is settling in well and keeping us all on our toes.
Why are you applying for membership?
A. I am a human wanting to contribute to the community

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Goodnight Ruby and Rosie

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 2:03pm 27 Comments

It is with a heavy heart that I write of the passing of Ruby and Rosie so soon after their 14th birthday. Their owners had prayed they would go together as they had never been separated from birth. Today at lunchtime they fell asleep in their chairs. My thoughts are with Carolyn and Jeremy and the girls at this sad time and my sincere thanks for giving them such a loving…


Belfast &District shows

Posted on June 8, 2012 at 5:09am 9 Comments

Hi everyone it has rained steadily for 2 full days here and still going so be prepared and bring wellies and raincoats. Hopefully it will stop tomorrow but the ground is very wet for those camping etc.

As we are used to this it will not dampen the spirits and craic looking forward to seeing you all and hope you bring dry weather with you. Safe journey!


Belfast and district Irish Setter Club

Posted on June 4, 2012 at 5:06am 4 Comments

On behalf of the committee may I wish all those coming over to our weekend of shows a safe and pleasant journey. There are some camping areas for tents and parking for camper vans at the venue available for Friday and Saturday night Blue circle are charging £5 per night for same If you think you will need access to the venue on Friday night please let me know.

The weather here at the moment is quite good some light showers but cold at night so be prepared!

We hope you enjoy…


Change of judge

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 10:04am 1 Comment

The Belfast and District Irish Setter Club regret to announce that due to unforseen circumstances Mrs Ruth Ellis is unable to judge at the joint breed club championship show hosted by them on Sunday 10th June 2012.

The replacement judge will be Mr Brian Marshall (Wemyssfield).

Anyone requiring lunch on Sunday is reminded it needs to be pre-booked…


Comment Wall (98 comments)

At 3:28am on August 6, 2009, Carmel Murphy said…
Love your profile photo!! Abbey used to have a wee pheasant until the shepherd got his teeth into it!!;o(
At 5:07pm on August 17, 2009, Carmel Murphy said…
Hi Karen! Kennels way to busy to go all the way to Clonmel but will definitely be at next lot of shows in Dublin!! How did you get on with Katie? No class results posted anywhere yet!! Just the main results!!
Poor Gillian!! Her baby is in no hurry anyway! All three of mine were 10 days late!! Well cooked ;o)) See you at next show for sure!!
At 3:33pm on August 18, 2009, Carmel Murphy said…
Hi Karen! Thanks for the results and good luck at rest of shows! Well done to Ringo and better luck to Katie next time!!;o) Send me a message when you get those important hip scores??? You can send privately!!!
At 9:02am on August 29, 2009, Noeleen Corrigan said…
Hi Karen, I got Betti the other side of plumbridge last year, she is now 15 months, and so affectionate!!! she is a spolit maddam! I live in keady town at the minte but cant wait to move to the country, Betti loves the freedom to run about. At the minute she is closed in the garden.
At 6:09am on August 31, 2009, Noeleen Corrigan said…
would you believe i am so glad to hear that your bitch does that!! Betti is exactly the same, there is no way she will come back until she is ready, she knows what i want her to do but its on her terms!! she is my first setter, and i dont think i will ever go for another type of dog they are unreal!! my mum has a yorkie and a golden retriever - 2 great dogs but nothing like the setter.
At 12:01pm on September 5, 2009, Denise Brend - (Devacott) said…
Thanks Karen, yes we do love Irish Setters. Tilly is such a joy, so loving and affectionate with loads of character. I do show her from time to time but nothing too serious at the moment.
At 10:19am on September 9, 2009, Carmel Murphy said…
Hi Karen!! Thanks for the news about Gillian's wee girl Mya! A very unusual name!! Lovely;o)) I am waiting for results for Cara also! Probably arrive at same time!! Megan not in heat yet so still got time before results are due!! I will see you on Saturday? Hope to bring all three girls this time(mad or what!!)
At 10:25am on September 9, 2009, Carmel Murphy said…
Thats great!!! See you all then!! Forecast good too;o)) Happy days!!
At 2:50pm on September 9, 2009, Noeleen Corrigan said…
Hi Karen, I know you show your setters, but do you know anyone in the area who trials them, I have been doing some reading up on how to train setters for field trials. She is from working background and she seems to have the instinct when she is out in the field, I think it would do her good. But I just need to know where to start.
At 7:55am on September 20, 2009, Carmel Murphy said…
Congratulations once again on your great win yesterday, GS, BOB and 4th in group!!!!! And well done to Ringo for winning his 3rd GS ! Tell Mable well done from me;o)) A good day all around

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