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Dogs ducks and more for animals blessing in Beara

September 17th, 2015 1:03 PM

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By Helen Riddell

CATS, dogs and even the odd duck will all be welcome to a blessing of the animals in Castletownbere on Sunday October 4th to mark World Animal Day.

The event is part of a Beara PAWS for Wellbeing project, and is a joint initiative between the HSE and local community organisations, Family Support and Community Wellbeing Beara West, the Caha Centre and Eyeries Community Care. The Beara Camera Club are also involved in the project, which aims to highlight the positive impact pets can have on mental and physical health.

The project starts with the launch of an exhibition at the Castletownbere Library by the Beara Camera Club on Saturday September 19th at 12pm. The exhibition, which is being opened by Community Arts Facilitator Seán O Laoghaire, will feature photographs of older people in Beara and the relationships they have with their dogs.

The blessing of the animals will be performed by Fr Danny Broderick on the pier in Castletownbere, adjacent to the auction hall. Brídín Ashe, Community Worker with HSE South, who is one of the organisers of the Beara PAWS for Wellbeing project, said the blessing was open to all pets and their owners. ‘The event is a celebration of animals and the positive impact they can have on our lives, both our emotional and physical health. Interacting with a dog is good for your health, it means you are more likely to get regular exercise, develop more routine in your life and have greater social interaction.’

A number of animal welfare organsiations will be present on the day, including the ISPCA, the Dogs Trust and also local dog grooming companies.

Bridin is also working with national schools in Beara who have been invited to write 100 words on ‘Why I love My Dog’ as part of the project.

By Helen Riddell

CATS, dogs and even the odd duck will all be welcome to a blessing of the animals in Castletownbere on Sunday October 4th to mark World Animal Day.

The event is part of a Beara PAWS for Wellbeing project, and is a joint initiative between the HSE and local community organisations, Family Support and Community Wellbeing Beara West, the Caha Centre and Eyeries Community Care. The Beara Camera Club are also involved in the project, which aims to highlight the positive impact pets can have on mental and physical health.

The project starts with the launch of an exhibition at the Castletownbere Library by the Beara Camera Club on Saturday September 19th at 12pm. The exhibition, which is being opened by Community Arts Facilitator Seán O Laoghaire, will feature photographs of older people in Beara and the relationships they have with their dogs.

The blessing of the animals will be performed by Fr Danny Broderick on the pier in Castletownbere, adjacent to the auction hall. Brídín Ashe, Community Worker with HSE South, who is one of the organisers of the Beara PAWS for Wellbeing project, said the blessing was open to all pets and their owners. ‘The event is a celebration of animals and the positive impact they can have on our lives, both our emotional and physical health. Interacting with a dog is good for your health, it means you are more likely to get regular exercise, develop more routine in your life and have greater social interaction.’

A number of animal welfare organsiations will be present on the day, including the ISPCA, the Dogs Trust and also local dog grooming companies.

Bridin is also working with national schools in Beara who have been invited to write 100 words on ‘Why I love My Dog’ as part of the project.

By Helen Riddell

CATS, dogs and even the odd duck will all be welcome to a blessing of the animals in Castletownbere on Sunday October 4th to mark World Animal Day.

The event is part of a Beara PAWS for Wellbeing project, and is a joint initiative between the HSE and local community organisations, Family Support and Community Wellbeing Beara West, the Caha Centre and Eyeries Community Care. The Beara Camera Club are also involved in the project, which aims to highlight the positive impact pets can have on mental and physical health.

The project starts with the launch of an exhibition at the Castletownbere Library by the Beara Camera Club on Saturday September 19th at 12pm. The exhibition, which is being opened by Community Arts Facilitator Seán O Laoghaire, will feature photographs of older people in Beara and the relationships they have with their dogs.

The blessing of the animals will be performed by Fr Danny Broderick on the pier in Castletownbere, adjacent to the auction hall. Brídín Ashe, Community Worker with HSE South, who is one of the organisers of the Beara PAWS for Wellbeing project, said the blessing was open to all pets and their owners. ‘The event is a celebration of animals and the positive impact they can have on our lives, both our emotional and physical health. Interacting with a dog is good for your health, it means you are more likely to get regular exercise, develop more routine in your life and have greater social interaction.’

A number of animal welfare organsiations will be present on the day, including the ISPCA, the Dogs Trust and also local dog grooming companies.

Bridin is also working with national schools in Beara who have been invited to write 100 words on ‘Why I love My Dog’ as part of the project.

By Helen Riddell

CATS, dogs and even the odd duck will all be welcome to a blessing of the animals in Castletownbere on Sunday October 4th to mark World Animal Day.

The event is part of a Beara PAWS for Wellbeing project, and is a joint initiative between the HSE and local community organisations, Family Support and Community Wellbeing Beara West, the Caha Centre and Eyeries Community Care. The Beara Camera Club are also involved in the project, which aims to highlight the positive impact pets can have on mental and physical health.

The project starts with the launch of an exhibition at the Castletownbere Library by the Beara Camera Club on Saturday September 19th at 12pm. The exhibition, which is being opened by Community Arts Facilitator Seán O Laoghaire, will feature photographs of older people in Beara and the relationships they have with their dogs.

The blessing of the animals will be performed by Fr Danny Broderick on the pier in Castletownbere, adjacent to the auction hall. Brídín Ashe, Community Worker with HSE South, who is one of the organisers of the Beara PAWS for Wellbeing project, said the blessing was open to all pets and their owners. ‘The event is a celebration of animals and the positive impact they can have on our lives, both our emotional and physical health. Interacting with a dog is good for your health, it means you are more likely to get regular exercise, develop more routine in your life and have greater social interaction.’

A number of animal welfare organsiations will be present on the day, including the ISPCA, the Dogs Trust and also local dog grooming companies.

Bridin is also working with national schools in Beara who have been invited to write 100 words on ‘Why I love My Dog’ as part of the project.

By Helen Riddell

CATS, dogs and even the odd duck will all be welcome to a blessing of the animals in Castletownbere on Sunday October 4th to mark World Animal Day.

The event is part of a Beara PAWS for Wellbeing project, and is a joint initiative between the HSE and local community organisations, Family Support and Community Wellbeing Beara West, the Caha Centre and Eyeries Community Care. The Beara Camera Club are also involved in the project, which aims to highlight the positive impact pets can have on mental and physical health.

The project starts with the launch of an exhibition at the Castletownbere Library by the Beara Camera Club on Saturday September 19th at 12pm. The exhibition, which is being opened by Community Arts Facilitator Seán O Laoghaire, will feature photographs of older people in Beara and the relationships they have with their dogs.

The blessing of the animals will be performed by Fr Danny Broderick on the pier in Castletownbere, adjacent to the auction hall. Brídín Ashe, Community Worker with HSE South, who is one of the organisers of the Beara PAWS for Wellbeing project, said the blessing was open to all pets and their owners. ‘The event is a celebration of animals and the positive impact they can have on our lives, both our emotional and physical health. Interacting with a dog is good for your health, it means you are more likely to get regular exercise, develop more routine in your life and have greater social interaction.’

A number of animal welfare organsiations will be present on the day, including the ISPCA, the Dogs Trust and also local dog grooming companies.

Bridin is also working with national schools in Beara who have been invited to write 100 words on ‘Why I love My Dog’ as part of the project.

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