Meet your Kerry celebrity – the 2023 Nose of Kerry, Fudge
Breed: Longhaired Jack Russell Terrier
Special Skill: Fudge can ‘high-five’ and make everyone laugh
Favourite Food: Fresh fish like trout
Favourite Toy: Teddy
Favourite Place to Sleep: Mams bed
Favourite Activity: Playing with his squeaky balls and playing with the seaweed on the beach
Favourite Place To Go For A Walk/Hangout: Ballybunion beach
Most Mischievous Thing You Have Ever Done? I’m a good boy 😉
How Did You Come Into Your Owners Life? When she moved home from Dublin to Co Kerry in the early stages of the pandemic.
What Makes You The Most Pawtastic Pet Ever? Fudge is a much-loved family pet, he is quiet and fun loving, he keeps everyone entertained and always puts a smile on everyone’s face, he is great company and my best friend.
Why Did You Decide To Enter The Nose Of Tralee? I saw the ad on FB and just put his photo in for the fun of it, little did I know then that he would represent his county and be in the final.
How Did You Prepare For The Contest And Get Votes? I opened a FB page and Instagram page in Fudges name. I went to all local newspapers and online local papers; we got published in 4 of them. I went on Kerry Radio, went to the Rose Festival in Tralee and got photos with the Kerry Rose. We went to petmania and lots of cafes that were pet friendly. Had posters done up and engaged in all FB groups I knew that might be able to help get his name out there.
What Did You Enjoy Most About The Nose Of Tralee? All the extra activities that we would not have normally got to do.
What Advice Would You Give To The Next Nose Of Your County? Campaign, campaign and campaign as much as you can, I could not have done more than I did.
How Are You Handling Your New-Found Fame? Fudge is now a local celebrity and he’s loving at the attention that comes with it.
If You Could Be Any Super Hero Who Would You Be? Spiderman
Where Can Your Fans Follow You Online? FB: Fudge – Kerry Nose 2023 or Instagram: fudge.kerrynose2023