Every week we shine a light on a different object from our collections that you may not have seen before. This week we have a poster from 1936 advertising the first annual dog show to be held in Eyre Square on 9 July. A report in the Connacht Tribune on 11 July, recorded a large attendance at the event, which was also filmed by British Pathé – link to footage https://www.britishpathe.com/video/dog-show/query/galway .
There were 653 entries to the event with 100 from the local area and many from Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales – the top entry was for Irish setters. The show was officially opened by Martin J. Cooke, Chairman of Galway Urban District Council and included St Joseph’s Industrial School Band, Salthill as part of the event.
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