Ballymaloe's Dogs' Day Out
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6 April 2025

A tail wagging fun filled day for the whole family

Ballymaloe Grainstore and Grounds

Join us on a fun-filled day for families and furry friends. This day is a celebration for all the wonderful pooches in our lives and will be filled with puppy play date areas, agility, games, talks, dog specialists, stalls, a fantastic dog show, not to mention has your dog got talent and of course some delicious food stalls and snacks (dog friendly and human friendly!)

Bring your dog, friends and family and prepare for a day of tail-wagging fun!
Tickets are €17 for the day and include entry into all talks, competitions and events, with a small extra contribution for workshops. Dogs are free and can participate in all events. There is free entry for children Under 12 and free parking.
Most of our activities are undercover so come rain, hail or shine Dogs Day has you covered.
Tickets will be available at the entrance on the day or you can pre-purchase following the link below.

exhibitors 2024Tickets for 2025 on sale 05-12-2024

What to expect at Ballymaloe's Dogs' Day Out?

We have teamed up with Top Barkz Cork to run a fabulous day where you can learn how to give the best life to your best friend!  

April 6th 2025 will be jam-packed with games, competitions, classes, agility, training, puppy play areas, stalls and delicious (dog and human) food. We will be inviting the country's best dog specialists to talk about dog training and health throughout the day.

And of course it wouldn't be a Dogs' Day Out without a fabulous must see Dog Show.

See below for a full list of the exciting activities that will take place!

Tickets on sale now or can be purchased on the day at the entrance.

2024 Schedule of Events below

thank you to everyone who joined us
see you next year

April 6th 2025

9:30am to 5pm
Tickets for 2025 on sale December 5th 2024
Tickets for 2025 on sale December 5th 2024


Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Where do I buy entry tickets?

Entry tickets can be purchased through our website, just scroll on down to the bottom of this page. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.

Can I bring my dog for free?

Dogs are of course welcome and have free entry. You can only bring one dog per adult and they must be kept on a lead. Please ensure you carefully read through our Bringing Your Dog section beforehand to ensure the safety and happiness of your pup and others.

What does the €15 Entry Ticket give me access to?

Entry tickets gives access to all arenas. All talks, games and demos can be accessed for free once inside the Fair.

How can I book a space for Doga or Alex Wilson's demonstrations?

When you book an entry ticket through our website you will be given the option to reserve a space for Doga and the demonstrations with Alex Wilson. Spaces are limited, please ensure you can make the time slot with your pup before booking. If something comes up let us know so we can offer your space to someone else.

Do I have to have a dog to come?

No! Dogs' Day Out will be a fun day out for family and friends and there will be loads of entertainment whether you bring a furry- friend or not.

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Bringing Your Dog

We are so excited to meet all the wonderful dogs people bring, this is after all a festival in their honour! We aim to make the day as fun, enriching and safe as possible, but for this we need your help.

The below checklist is to help you decide whether you should bring your dog to a Dogs' Day Out. Please make sure you can answer ‘Yes’ to all these questions before bringing along your dog, for their own sake as well as for others! 

If your dog doesn’t fit the criteria below it is best to leave them at home and bring back some treats to them after the festival. They will thank you and so will we! 

If you bring your dog without complying to the terms below we will have to ask you to leave un-refunded. Please also remember to clean up after your dog!


My dog is social and enjoys the company of other dogs, people and children: Yes/No

My dog copes well with other dogs in close proximity and in busy thoroughfares: Yes/No

My dog is fully vaccinated and is up to date with all required vaccinations. I understand that I may be asked for proof of vaccination to participate in activities at this event: Yes/No

All dogs need to be under “effectual control” as per the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013. I will keep my dog on a lead at all times during this event and will adhere to all dog related safety measures put in place: Yes/No


All types of dogs are welcome at the festival, but if you have a restricted breed you must agree to the following before bringing them.

I will adhere to all regulations regarding restricted breed strains and crosses under The Control of Dogs Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 442 of 1998): Yes/No

They must be kept on a short, strong lead by a person over 16 years who is capable of controlling them: Yes/No

They must be muzzled whenever they are in a public place: Yes/No

They must wear a collar bearing the name and address of their owner at all times: Yes/No

Restricted dog breeds or strains and crosses of them:

  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • English Bull Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Bull Mastiff
  • Dobermann Pinscher
  • Rottweiler
  • German Shepherd (Alsatian)
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Japanese Akita
  • Japanese Tosa
  • Bandog

Dogs' Day Out Exhibitors 2025

April 6th 2025 9:30am - 4:30pm

Ballymaloe Grainstore

To receive an invite to apply for an exhibitors space please contact