Dog Day Afternoon at Donadea

A special walk to raise funds for the Irish Guide Dogs north Kildare branch will take place in Donadea Forest Park on Saturday, 14 July.

A special walk to raise funds for the Irish Guide Dogs north Kildare branch will take place in Donadea Forest Park on Saturday, 14 July.

Organiser, Celbridge based, Aoife McMahon, said the walk will begin at the car park at 2.00 pm and will be along one of the regular forest walks.

It is 5.7km long.

Participants can help the guide dog cause by either getting sponsorship cards or paying €5 on the day to take part.

They can contact Aoife (01-5031708) or Jennifer on “NorthKildare Family Dog Walks” on Facebook.

Last year the group the their walk in November in the grounds of Castletown House and raised €450.

Around thirty people took part in the walk.

Aoife said guide dogs are used for a number of purposes and as far as she is aware there are three of them in Celbridge, for example.

The work of the group involves volunteers who are willing to get involved in the training.

Guide dogs are used for helping people with sight problems, children with intellectual difficulties, said Aoife, a Leixlip native.