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The Dapper Yapper


Welcome to The Dapper Yapper

The Dapper Yapper is a dog groomer and boarding kennels in Ardagh, West Limerick. At The Dapper Yapper we treat your furry friends just like our own. All dogs are well looked after in our care and our comfortable surroundings are sure to put them at ease.

Whether your dog is with us for a groom or staying in our state of the art kennels, It is our utmost priority that all dogs leave The Dapper Yapper feeling happy and relaxed.


About Us

Dara O'Connell is the Owner/Manager of The Dapper Yapper. Dara has undertaken his Dog Grooming training with Paul Hogan and has continued to improve his skills with a series of 1:1 masterclasses with professionals such as Ma Overnas, Jenny Hale & Christina O'Brien. In addition to this, Dara has undertaken a Canine First Aid course and Skin and Coat course to allow him to better take care of your dogs.


Dara recently took part in the Galway county grooming championships and won the judges choice ( best handler) award.

Contact Dara and the team at The Dapper Yapper to for more information or to make a booking



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As highly trained and experienced groomers, The Dapper Yapper caters for all breeds and all fur types. We offer a comprehensive grooming service that will leave your cuddly canine clean, trimmed and completely pampered.

Regular grooming is essential to your dog’s health. It removes dead hairs, dirt and dander from your dog and helps prevent tangles and painful matting. It also stimulates the natural oils in your dog’s fur, which will spread across the coat leaving it with a glossy and healthy sheen.

Regular grooming sessions provide a hands-on process that can help identify potential problems that may otherwise go unnoticed by owners such as unusual lumps or bumps, skin conditions, ear infections, etc. The highly trained and expert groomers here at The Dapper Yapper know what signs to look out for and should they suspect anything will share these issues with you.

Grooming Prices

Small Dog:
Large Dog:
€50 - €60
Mid-size Dog:

In the event that the dog is badly matted and requires more work, an extra charge may be applied.


Contact Dara and the team at The Dapper Yapper to for more information or to make a booking



At The Dapper Yapper we have converted an old pig house and hay barn into spacious and comfortable boarding kennels. We have 6 individually heated kennels with two large kennels, ideal for a family of dogs. We have generously seized day runs so your precious pup will not spend all day in the kennel.

During your dog’s stay at The Dapper Yapper we guarantee that they will be looked after as one of our own, and every dog returns home having been kept safe and comfortable for the duration of their stay. Every dog in our care will also be brought on a daily walk to ensure that they continue to get enough exercise. We have created a new gravel path from the boarding kennels to the old Tralee to Limerick railway and offer a varying length of routes from 4k to 10k.

In order to accept your dog at The Dapper Yapper Boarding Kennels, he or she must be up to date on all their vaccinations and kennel cough. We respectfully require proof of vaccination upon arrival at the kennels.

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Drop Off & Pick Up Times

5pm – 7pm
7am – 9:30am

Exceptions can be made with prior agreement.

Contact Dara and the team at The Dapper Yapper to for more information or to make a booking

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Hear From Our Clients

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"Our little pugalier has visited Dapper Yapper twice for grooming and has come home preened and pampered to perfection with her wee accessories. Can’t thank you enough for the recent groom to make sure everyone in the house was at their best for the party! We will see you soon again."

- Donna Doherty


Contact The Dapper Yapper

Coolybrown, Ardagh,
Limerick, V42 NC86

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   Opening Hours:


  • Monday – Friday: 6pm- 9pm

  • Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am – 5:30pm


Boarding Kennels

  • Morning: 7am – 9:30am

  • Evening: 5pm – 7pm

How to Find Us

  • The Dapper Yapper is located just 5 minutes from Reens Pike.

  • From Foley’s Bar & Restaurant at Reens Pike - Head southeast toward R523 (initially in the Ardagh direction).

  • After 500 Metres – at the bad bend – turn right towards Coolcappa

  • Go over an Old Railway bridge and after approx. 100 metres take the narrow road straight in front of you.

  • The Dapper Yapper Grooming and Boarding Facility is the second house on the left.


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