News & Events



Some of our greyhounds have been used for hare coursing – a practice abhorred by all at Erin Hounds.

Coursing in Ireland has thankfully been dealt a blow in the form of an open ended suspension of coursing licences by the Irish Department of Agriculture. But wait….. we would have been delighted if this had been a permanent ban on the grounds of ethics and welfare but the current suspension is in response to a serious disease affecting rabbits and hares with the potential to cause extinction of the endemic Irish hare!

Because of this suspension, we are under immense pressure to find kennel space and funds to try and take in hounds who would have been used for coursing this season but are now deemed surplus to requirements, on top of the usual stream of racing greyhounds and abandoned lurchers.

If ever there was a time to consider donation, fostering or adoption, it is now, as innocent greyhounds’ lives are currently being lost due to lack of space and money to rescue them!

Please help them.


We like to get out and about to show people what wonderful pets greyhounds and lurchers make and it is always lovely to meet our homed hounds again, so please do come along and say hello at these events.


Erin Hounds Meet and Greet

Date: Saturday November 23th  2019   Time: 10am – 3pm

Join us with your hounds, at our favourite event of the year-the Erin Hounds’ extended family gathering.

Those at the forefront in Ireland will be able to tell you more about the circumstances of your hound’s rescue and love being reunited with the hounds they rescued.

There will be a chance to win your choice of real Christmas tree as well as other great prizes in our raffle and tombola. We will be selling beautiful collars and coats, waggy woollies and craft as well as serving delicious cakes and hot drinks.

Hounds looking for homes will be attending and your hound may even meet their canine relatives or ex- kennel mates.

The venue is under cover, wheelchair accessible and has toilets and free parking.

Location: Macclesfield Community Garden Centre, West Park, Macclesfield. SK10 3BJ


Christmas Tin Shake  Date: Saturday 21st December 2019   Time: 10am – 3pm

Date for the diary – join Santa, his reindeer and elves at Erin’s Christmas fundraiser (fancy dress optional!)

Location: Macclesfield Town Centre, SK10 1DY


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