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World Greyhound Organisation

The World Greyhound Organisation (WGO) was formed to give all countries and their greyhounds a voice.

WGO will unite all countries under one umbrella to encourage development and understanding of the magnificent animal we call a greyhound. We need your support to make this a reality.

To join and be part of an organisation that is making a difference on a world scale please click YES


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Stadium
Ireland
Clonmel
Cork
Derry
Drumbo Park
Dundalk
Enniscorthy
Galway
Harolds Cross
Kilkenny
Lifford
Limerick
Longford
Mullingar
Newbridge
Shelbourne Park
Thurles
Tralee
Waterford
Youghal
Ireland


On 18th April, 1927, the first greyhound race track was opened in Ireland. This was in Celtic Park, Belfast, and was followed immediately by Shelbourne Park, Dublin one month later. In the same year, tracks were opened at Harolds Cross, Dublin and Dunmore Stadium, Belfast, to be followed in the following year by Cork.

Shortly after its introduction, the control of greyhound racing in Ireland came under the aegis of the Irish Coursing Club which supervised coursing, one of the most ancient field Sports, as well as publishing the Irish Greyhound Stud Book.

In 1958, the Government established Bord na gCon (The Irish Greyhound Board), to control, promote and operate greyhound racing in the Republic. The Irish Coursing Club continued to regulate greyhound racing in Northern Ireland.

There are 17 tracks under the control of Bord na gCon in the Republic and 3 tracks under the control of the Irish Coursing Club in Northern Ireland.


Administrative bodies:

Irish Coursing Club
Davis Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Eire.
Phone: 00353 526172426

Irish Greyhound Board


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