National Greyhound Day 2024

Saturday 1st June, 11am-3pm, free entry

You are cordially invited to bring your humans along to Birkenhead Priory to celebrate National Greyhound Day 2024

Events include:

12pm Greyhound and Whippet Parade – meet on the grass in front of St Mary’s Tower

1pm: Performance by Community VOX Singers, inside the Monk’s Refectory

2pm Competition winner announced for Best Dressed Greyhound – put on your best togs and join the parade!

All day: Meet representatives from the Greyhound Trust of Merseyside & Cheshire to discover the wonderful work they do and learn all about adoption and rescuing of retired racing greyhounds and greyhounds/whippets in your local area.

Lots of photo opportunities for you and your new Greyhound & Whippet pals.


Refreshments will be served upstairs inside the monk’s Refectory (CASH only) from 11am to 3pm, or you can PICNIC in our beautiful grounds.


ALL dogs on leads are welcome at Birkenhead Priory (c.1150 to 1536) and this event is in honour of Prior Henri de Becheton, who successfully claimed the right to keep his beloved greyhounds and other dogs at Birkenhead Priory in 1348. During this period dogs were not allowed to be kept as they interfered with the hunt, which was all important at this time, so this was quite an achievement for Prior Henri.

Dates and Times

01/06/2024 11:00 am 01/06/2024 11:00 am

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