|Tir Na N' Og
|Welcome to Our Website!!
Tir Na N' Og!!! What kind of kennel name is THAT??!! What on Earth does Tir
Na N' Og mean? How do you pronounce it? So......let me explain!! I had always
wanted a Collie since the time I first saw Lassie on TV when I was 3 years old. Who
didn't??!! My parents had given me a stuffed Collie toy for Christmas that year and I
was completely in love. Forty some odd years later, I still have it. I had aspired and
dreamed to someday own my own Collie, and for years begged to have one, even
knowing then what I was going to name it!!! Finally one day, in 1989, my dream came
true. My Kaesee. What she started!!
One day, I was watching a children's movie with my nephews, and this terrific name for
my someday Collie kennel and Arabian horse farm appeared before my very eyes in
the story of the movie. I thought, HOW PERFECT!!
So!! To give the meaning of Tir Na N' Og, it is an Irish fairytail land of eternal
youth. What a wonderful name for a place that both Collies and Arabian horses to
live!!! Both are eternally young in the heart and soul. Coming from an Irish family, the
thought of having an Irish-Gaelic name for my farm-kennel, was just too perfect!! And
to pronounce it.......say "Teer Nah Nogg" and that rhymes with EGG NOGG!! Now
you have it!!
Now that we have been breeding and showing for a few years, our vision has become
clear to our breeding program and our Collies. It is our hope and goal to produce
Collies, both rough and smooth, not only close to the standard, but in soundness,
health and great temperament. Beauty not withstanding!! We hope you agree and
enjoy our website!!!
|Kenneth M. & Erin Blaisure
445 Bush Rd
Montrose, PA 18801
|The direct translation of Tir na nÓg is "land of eternal
youth". It refers to a mystical land in Gaelic mythology
where the trees are always in bloom and there is always a
bard to sing for you, where the food is always bountiful
and the drink is always flowing, and, most of all, a place
where you'll never grow a day older. You may live for
blissful eternity in this enchanted land.
|Our own personal "fairy tale". A
shot of our property before we
were able to build our dream.
Fall of 2003.
|the kennel is behind the house.
Spring of 2006.
Gold GCH Tir Na N' Og
The Legend Of Banzai Maguire
The #1 Breeder Owner Handled Smooth
Collie in 2011 & 2012,
#4 Hawkins in 2011
#3 Hawkins 2012