Prank Dogbowl Letters 4 – From the IDA

October 8, 2007 at 12:33 am 1 comment

Dogbowl Design 2

This is the fourth prank dogbowl letter, from the days when petfood manufacturer Albert Reynolds was Taoiseach. The first three were to the then Taoiseach, and this reply from Reynolds, followed by this letter to the Managing Director of the IDA. Now here’s the first reply that I got from the IDA: >>>

First Reply from the IDA

Dear Mr Mackay,

Thank you for your letter of 2 March 1993 regarding the potential commercial viability of manufacturing dog bowls modelled as plexiglass dinner plates.

From your letter it appears that you do not wish to manufacture the product yourself.

Therefore, perhaps the best way to progress your idea would be to talk to existing manufacturers or companies with marketing capability to sell the product nationally or internationally who would then have your product manufactured on a sub-contract basis.

I have asked Mr Colm MacFhionnlaoich from our Small Business Division to make contact with you to discuss your proposal and introduction to potential manufacturers.

Yours sincerely,
Kieran McGowan,
Managing Director, IDA

More Prank Dogbowl Letters

Believe it or not, this correspondence was just warming up. There’s lots more to come over the coming days!

Entry filed under: Fun, Ireland, Pranks.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. fústar  |  October 9, 2007 at 12:37 am

    Hi Michael,

    Couldn’t find an email address for you so cheekily decided to put this here… is no more. It has been replaced by If you could amend the link on the right I’d be a most grateful puppy.



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I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.


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As mentioned above, if you like Irish football and/or cultural nostalgia, I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohs in the 1970s.

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