På IIRSC's ( International Irish Red Setter Club) møde i Marts 2016, blev det besluttet at afholde European Championship på bekkasiner den 7-8 Novenmber 2017

Advance Notice of all enthusiasts!!

2017 European Championship for Irish Red Setters on Snipe in Ireland

Dates for your Diary!



Following on the establishment of the International Irish Red Setter Club and its ratification by the FCI, it has been proposed and accepted that the Irish Red Setter Club will host the running of a European Championship on Snipe for Irish Red Setters in Ireland in 2017.


A European Championship for Irish Setters already takes place every March in France on partridges. This is a great event attracting Irish setter enthusiasts from all over Europe and Scandinavia. The International Club has also ratified the running of a Practical Hunting European Championship in Italy  in September 2016.  All events will be run under FCI Rules.


These events all help to promote the breed attracting the best dogs and creating awareness of its capacity and versatility.

This is a wonderful concept that can only help promote the breed at home and abroad. The Championship will take place over two days on the 7th and 8th November 2017 and will be based around Athlone and Moate, Co Westmeath.  In all, the Club will run a four day event, with a formal training day for our international guests on Monday the 5th November in order to give their dogs an opportunity to experience the wonderful lowland heather bogs and expose their dogs to Irish snipe in Irish conditions. Confined breed stakes will be run on the 6th, with the Championship taking place the following two days. Irish setter have long been recognized as the ultimate snipe dog and the Championship will offer a wider appreciation of this characteristic.


To see the magnificent Championship grounds please click on  and use the password ‘elementpost’.

A panel of experienced national and international judges will be brought together to oversee the championship and associated trials.


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