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First Prize: A Trip to Ireland!  

Value: $3500

Hounds of EIRE Tour Raffle

Raffle runs from: January 15, 2019 to April 28, 2019
Drawing Date on April 28, 2019 - You do not need to be present to win!
Raffle tickets are $35 each

Only 600 raffle tickets will be sold!

  • Net proceeds benefit rescue for North and South Carolina, Virginia, W. Virginia, Georgia and Florida.
    Drawing open to U.S. participants.

  • Some states do not allow the sales of raffle tickets. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to be aware of their state's laws.

  • For further rules, please click on the "Rules" tab under the "Raffle" tab at the top of this page.     


Grand Prize: "Hounds of EIRE Tour" trip to Ireland  Value of $3500

In the order of the ticket drawn, each runner up gets to pick one runner up prize (shown below.) There are more prizes featured than will be awarded to the three runner up winners, to provide a selection.  The prizes below are not listed in any particular order of value.  Please check back for any additional prize choices as they become available.

Weekend at Tamarca Hollow, A Nature Retreat Near Marion, North Carolina 

"A weekend stay in an apartment that accomodates 5 Guests, with 1 Bedroom and 1 Bathroom.  Nestled down in the hollow is where you unplug! Enjoy the serenity with nature and a few surprise comforts!  This comfy, quaint and remote apartment over the garage has a queen bed, queen sofa sleeper & a roll-away bed, the space can sleep up to 5. The bathroom is a shower only and linens & towels are provided. The living/dining area is comfy with a tv/dvd player and lots of movies, (no other tv service) board games, playing cards and puzzles. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need. The unit has its own private porch/deck with a grill, fire-pit, seating, a separate hot water heater and HVAC. The property has a hiking/walking/jogging circuit trail in the forest with a cascade waterfall/creek where you can lay in the hammock with your favorite bottle of wine, read, journal or do some yoga alongside the creek.  It is located in a small gated community in McDowell County, NC, with miles of groomed hiking/walking trails to a private secluded waterfalls and picnic area, with a man-made lake with beach, swimming area, kayaking, fishing, and a large pavilion with a fireplace and grills. It is 30 minutes to the nearest town and it is our pleasure to provide guests with dinner ready to enjoy in your unit the first night of your stay!  Dietary restrictions are addressed in the confirmation email. Continental breakfast items are available as well, and all the fixin's to make s'mores outside in your firepit!  We do ask each guest to respect the land as we are all guests on planet earth and we take great care and pride living in the forest. Our property is a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the US Wildlife Service.  Everyone needs to be alert in the woods for wildlife such as bear, deer, skunks, raccoons, opossums, coyotes, spiders, honey bees, a variety of birds, and snakes (venomous and non-venomous). The unit also has a metal roof....there's nothing like the sound of rain at night on a metal roof....with the frogs and crickets singing along to the rhythm of the rain on the roof! There are a number of Vineyards, Wineries, and Breweries in the area along with some fabulous restaurants and a variety of delicious foods to try!  We are within an hour of Asheville and other historic mountain communities like Marion, Black Mountain, Boone and Banner Elk, also nearby South Mountain State Park with an 80 foot waterfall!"  Donated by Marc and Tamara Houser

Belleek Collectors Society 1988 porcelain figure “The Irish Wolfhound” 
Carries red “Belleek Collectors Society” backstamp and numbered No. 505 / 550 in gold enamel.  No damage or restoration.  7.5” tall with  7” long x 5.25” wide oval naturalistic base.  Not to be confused with the smaller version with different shaped base able to be purchased today.  Donated by Kathy Cummings.   Value approx. $150 - $170.

Canvas Print of the Cliffs of Moher: 24" x 19" 
A beautiful canvas print of the iconic Cliffs of Moher, donated by Ryan Gardener of Great Big Canvas.

Waterford Crystal Irish Wolfhound 
Donated by Joe and Donna Pitt.

Belleek Classic Trademark 7" Vase 2017 Edition Piece 
"To commemorate Belleek's 160th year, this limited edition vase has been sculpted to depict the famous Belleek Trademark, which appears in relief on both sides. It features icons of Ireland: the round tower, a harp, an Irish wolfhound and shamrocks resting upon the Belleek banner. One hand-painted shamrock, a classic touch of Belleek, is at the top. The vase has an exclusive trade stamp. Made in Ireland. Comes in the Belleek Gift Box.  3.5" wide x 7" tall. Donated by Tamara Dunn.  
Value $35.

Nicholas Mosse
An artisan maker of beautiful hand-sponged pottery for 43 years on the River Nore in Bennettsbridge, 
County Kilkenny, Ireland. 
Read more at:  https://nicholasmosse.com

Nicholas Mosse 
7.5” plate,
8.5” plate,
10.5” plate
in Reindeer pattern. 
Value:  $146 

Donated by Heather Burns.

Nicholas Mosse 
Small Cylinder Jug Sheep 4.5" tall (middle), Lidded Sugar Bowl Sheep 4.3" tall (right),
Tall Cylinder Jug Sheep 7.25" tall (left),
Value: $177

Donated by Heather Burns.

Nicholas Mosse 
6 Small 3" tall mugs: 2 in Old Rose, 2 in Clematis,
1 in Tulip and 1 in Blue Pansy,
Blue Pansy Lidded Sugar Bowl 4.3" tall,
Blue Pansy 4” tall Small Jug.  Value: $186

Donated by Heather Burns.

Nicholas Mosse 
4 Large Mugs 3.25" tall, 4” Small jug,
4” bowl, 6” bowl,
in Reindeer pattern.   Value: $170

Donated by Heather Burns.