About me:

Sean was former President of The Irish Kennel Club for over 20 years and is currently a Member of FCI European Section Committee. He has also served as a 'Canine Consultant' to State Body regarding Quality & Qualifications for trainers in Ireland.

As an FCI All Breeds International Judge he has judged in all Continents, including FCI World and Section Shows, Crufts, and the Eukanuba World Challenge.

His knowledge and experience has seen him invited to deliver seminars worldwide on many canine related topics including how Kennel Clubs can best interact with Society.

The family prefix, ‘Shillelagh’ Kennels (1950), is one of the most successful terrier kennels in Ireland achieving Top Dog (All Breeds), Top Breeder, Top Sire,  having  consistently  produced  top winning terriers in Ireland for almost 70 years. 

Sean is known for his lifetime commitment to promoting the breeds of Irish origin and spearheaded a successful campaign that resulted in the 9 Irish Native Breeds been granted 'National Heritage Status' by the Irish Government.

'Nationally, during my time as President, I have maintained close links with statuatory Animal Welfare organisations, Assistance Dogs Groups and Veterinary organisations, with particular interest in all type  of assist dogs to insure that we are  consulted and are seen as part of the solution and not the problem'
‘A life time passion for dogs and the way they enrich our lives is my driving force’


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