This weekend was the annual Medieval Faire in Salem. We went yesterday. In the photo is Dame Dianna, The Royal Huntress and her dog, an Irish Wolfhound. While Dame Dianna and her husband were standing outside their tent, we could all pet the dog. He was so calm and sweet, and HUGE. Loved him!
"One of the earliest recorded references to Irish Wolfhounds is in Roman records dating to 391 A.D. Often used as royal gifts, they hunted with their masters, fought beside them in battle, guarded their castles, played with their children, and lay quietly by the fire as family friends. They were fierce hunters of wolves and the oversized Irish elk, so good that their prey disappeared from Ireland and the hounds fell upon hard times. By the 19th Century there were few IWs left in Ireland."
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