Meet Ennis, (probably) Fermanagh’s oldest dog!

Maureen Donegan with her 22 year old dog Ennis

There is a special birthday in Enniskillen this week, as one of Fermanagh’s oldest furry residents has turned a massive 22 years old! 
Ennis, the golden terrier, who lives in Silverhill celebrated her 22nd birthday on Monday.  Twenty-two years ago, she was brought home to Enniskillen from a pound in Ennis, Co Clare. This big birthday means that Ennis is over 100 years old in dog years! 
Ennis’ owner Maureen Donegan said, “We got her down in a pound in Ennis in County Clare where she was a wee rescue dog. My husband and my daughter Maggie were delivering something to a factory in Ennis, and the dog pound was beside the factory. They went to have a look at the dogs and Maggie spotted Ennis sitting in the corner on her own – she was only a wee pup so Maggie landed home with her and she has been here since.” 
Even in her older years, Ennis is still able to get around the house and has been a big part of the Donegan household throughout the years. 
“Her hearing is not good, and her sight would not be great but she has a fabulous appetite. She hasn’t got good hearing but if you go out to the kitchen and open the fridge – she’ll appear beside you. 
She has been a big part of all of our lives for 22 years. We have six children and they were all here when Ennis came here first. Our grandchild Tara is nuts about her, she just loves her,” said Maureen.

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