Could a Tipperary pup be Nose of Tralee 2017?

Dogs, cats, horses and even pigs can enter!

Nose of Tralee

Dexter was the 2016 winner of the Nose of Tralee!

Animal lovers across Tipperary are being invited to submit photos of their pets for this year's Nose of Tralee competition. 

Yes, you read that right. The Nose of Tralee!

The event, now in its fourth year, is open to all types of pets whose owners must submit a photo - and pen up to 500 words - to say why their pet deserves to be crowned 'The Nose of Tralee'.

Previous entrants have included dogs that can do party tricks, a talkative cat and a dog with the heart of a lion! Even pigs and horses have entered in the past.

Pets have a chance to be one of 32 county finalists, with an overall Nose of Tralee winner and runner-up.

The winner will receive a photo shoot with David Mcauley photography, and a range of prizes from Pet Sitters Ireland, POD Tracker, Nest Cam, ScoobyBox and Naturo Pet Food.

The competition is open for entries now until June 30, after which a public vote and judging will take place.

“This year we are searching for another gorgeous pet to crown the Nose of Tralee 2017 and take the title from last year’s winner Dexter from Meath,” says Kate McQuillan, owner of Pet Sitters Ireland.

“Ireland is a nation of Pet Lovers and we love to take this time each year to celebrate the special bond that people have with their pets”.

“Your pet might be able to sing or dance, or maybe they are just your best friend. Whatever the reason you think they would make a great Nose of Tralee we want to hear from you”.

For more information, and to enter the Nose of Tralee, visit

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