This requires a certain type of bird and according to the fanciers in the know it is only a few bloodlines that settle and perform well in Ireland. I cannot thank Sheldon Leonard enough who offered his assistance in reaching some of the many top fanciers in Ireland. It was also good to learn that the established fanciers assist young children to start up in the sport under the leadership of Lee Newman and simultaneously run projects within local schools to promote the sport.
Irish Racing Route
Group photo in front of pigeon store
Sheldon Leonard with Dick Ryan