Event: An Taisce Dog Walk

24th July 2020
Press Release

For immediate release

An Taisce, Ireland's environmental heritage charity, has announced its inaugural Eco Dog Walk, taking place throughout August 2020.

Members of the public can take part by bringing their dog on a 5km walk any day in the month of August. With a wealth of local parks, heritage sites, canal walks, mountain paths and countless other designated walkways to choose from where dogs are permitted, this initiative offers the perfect opportunity enjoy the wonderful and unspoilt nature that Ireland has to offer while supporting a good cause. An Taisce encourages walkers to come together while remaining apart by using the dedicated hashtag #ecodogwalk across social media to share photos of their dogs enjoying their walks.

Each participating pooch and their family are asked to make a small donation to help support the work of the charity, and will also have the opportunity to raise additional funds through sponsorship. The money raised will be shared to help local An Taisce associations (see below) whose passionate volunteers work tirelessly to protect and conserve our built and natural heritage.

As a little ‘thank you’ to participants, all donors will be entered in a draw for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. In addition, the dog who raises the most money on their sponsorship card will earn a very special reward for their humans: a family weekend break for four!

Registration for the event is now open via the An Taisce website, antaisce.org, and Facebook page.

Participants are reminded to:

  • Keep their pooch on a short leash
  • Use a muzzle (if required)
  • Keep away from livestock and farmland
  • Bring biodegradeable poop bags so they can bring waste home

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For media enquiries, contact: Annette, membership@antaisce.org, tel. (086) 8393964.

Notes to editors:

  • An Taisce is a registered charity and dedicated to protecting Ireland’s natural and built heritage and advocating for climate action and biodiversity, as well as running programmes such as National Spring Clean, Clean Coasts and Green Schools.

  • Local Association's of An Taisce are especially active in Dublin City, Dublin South, Dun Laoghaire, Carlow, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Kilkenny, Leitrim, Limerick, Louth, Meath, Roscommon, Sligo, and Westmeath.

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