Here's Poppy - the Kilkenny dog in the running for Nose of Tralee 2018

She is representing her county in the competition

Kilkenny People


Kilkenny People



Poppy poses for her Nose of Tralee picture

A happy local hound is in the running to be crowned the 2018 Nose of Tralee.

'Poppy' has made it to the final round of the annual Pet Sitters Ireland competition, which is open to all 32 counties in Ireland. She needs the public's support in an online vote to win the competition outright.

Now in its fifth year, each year a Nose is selected in each county, and then an overall Nose of Tralee winner for the year. Selections are made via a series of judging and public votes. This year’s judges included Author Lorna Sixsmith and Comedienne Tara Flynn. Voting has now opened for the public.

Nose of Tralee is Ireland’s largest pet competition that includes all animals, not just cats and dogs. To enter, pet owners  submit a photo of their pet looking fabulous and say why their pet deserves to take the title of ‘2018 Nose of Tralee’.

Click here to go to the Pet Sitters website to vote for Poppy.