Dogs the star attraction at barking mad fundraiser
It was a dog's life in Bridgetown Vocational College as the school held a novel fundraiser to send two students on the Ferns pilgrimage to Lourdes.
Teacher Jim Codd organised a dog race and dog show over two days and invited students to enter their family pets.
The idea made for a caninely confusing but fun-filled time with over 40 dogs arriving in school.
Mutts of every breed, size and colour were brought along but not all of them were blessed with a competitive streak. A lure was used to entice the entrants to race. However, there were sights of students carrying reluctant dogs across the finish line.
'It wouldn't have stood up to a lot of scrutiny but it was great craic,' said Jim.
The dog show was judged by the principal Fionnola Green assisted by Jim and fellow teacher Ray Kent, with prizes awarded in various categories.
The event raised €500 towards the cost of sending two Bridgetown students as helpers on the forthcoming annual pilgrimage.