'Calling all my canine buddies'
My name’s Biscuit, Mid Ulster properties Staff Morale Officer. I live at The Argory but love bringing my human, Matthew, to Derrymore for an invigorating walk through the woodland.
Derrymore, being the only parkland near the centre of Newry, is the favourite place for my four-legged friends from the area to visit to stretch their legs. I often watch as they enter the gates and leap around excitedly. Before I get out of the car I always remind Matthew of some guidelines to follow in order to help Ranger Rosemary look after Derrymore forever, for everyone.
We kindly request that you and your human stay connected by a lead at all times while on the estate including in the car park. Please remind them that although you are a lovely friendly dog there may be small children or older people who may be scared or fall over if you run up or jump up to greet them.
The ‘Special' bags
We are sure your responsible human companion will pick up after you but just to be sure please make sure they bring your ‘special’ bags with them. All the humans who use the estate are really grateful that they don’t get mess on their shoes, or on their pram or wheelchair tyres, or even their hands in the case of small children playing with the fallen leaves in the autumn months.
Useful tip - once full, your ‘special’ bags can be placed in any outdoor bins onsite. This makes Ranger Rosemary very happy and keeps Derrymore looking it’s best for all your friends.
Panting from dragging your two legged companion around the estate? Ranger Rosemary has thought of this too, by supplying water bowls at the edge of the car park so you can quench your thirst before getting back into your car or walking home.
Farmland and fields
If you see livestock in the fields then please make sure your human keeps you to the paths. It is safer for you both to stay out of the fields so as to avoid injury from the large cows who graze there throughout the year. If you see an empty field then let your human know and they can let you off the lead to have a proper run with your friends.
Just remember to not dash through the fences at passers-by or cars, for your own safety make sure your lead is put back on before you leave the field.
Dogs are welcome in all Mid Ulster properties, hope to meet you soon