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Brian Dillon

Spectacular dog festival returning to Dublin after huge success in Malahide

A spectacular dog festival returning to Dublin after huge success.

Pups in the Park saw huge success when it took place at Malahide Castle and Gardens in April and, due to its positive reception, the event will take place once again in Dublin.

This time, Pups in the Park will happen at Marlay Park on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now at

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Standard tickets for either days cost €18 per person, with children going for €12 and family tickets for two adults and two kids costing €56. Of course, dogs go free to the event.

Pups in the Park was a hit with pet owners and dog lovers in Dublin when it happened in Malahide. The two day dog festival featured the Leader Main Arena, Expert Talk Stage, Obedience Ring, Agility Course, Hay Bale Race, Puppy Academy, The Great Dog Walk and much more.

Pups in the Park (Equinox Events)

There was also tips from top veterinary experts such as Pete Wedderburn.

Speaking ahead of the inaugural Pups in the Park event earlier this year, Nina Massey from Equinox Events told Dublin Live: "Hopefully it will grow. We would love for it to become yearly.

"It's been a bit of a passion project for our team. We're all totally obsessed with our dogs and large scale events.

"It would be quite a popular thing across the UK and there's just nothing like it in Dublin. So we thought we just had to do it. This is a bit of a dream of ours."

Ticket holders can bring as many dogs as they like to the event.

For the humans, the team from Taste of Dublin are on board to gather a range of great vendors to keep you fed. Expect things like burgers, cheese toasties and vegan offerings.

Read more: Three Dublin venues recognised as Ireland's top pet-friendly wedding locations

Read more: List of Dublin beaches where dogs are banned from going off-lead this summer

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