It is the oldest hunt in Ireland. The winner goes through to the next round and so forth until there is a "final". It involves hunting down a person with a scented rag who has left a trail for the hounds to follow. M: 086 835 2998 | E: spurcell@imfha.ie, David Lalor, Chairman, IMFHA Hunting with hounds is a tradition in Ireland that goes back to ancient times and features strongly in Celtic literature and legend, but never in our history has hunting been so popular. IMFA HUNTING SEMINAR: Lively issues raised at hunting seminar, NEWS: Informative hunting seminar in Tipperary. In some areas the land is crisscrossed by stone walls, in other parts of the country the obstacles can be big ditches or banks. 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Foxhounds, Harriers and Beagles are further divided by geographic region. If you think about it, there is a lot we can do, even in lock down. If this sounds too much for you, how about just following the huntfield? What is drag hunting? All we need to do is to get on the phone and brainstorm with each other, come up with some ideas and GO FOR IT!!! There have also been multiple videos of fox hunting released that have caused outrage. With the season winding down, we decided to keep the best wine until last or very nearly so. We are grateful to be able to hunt and cognisant that even in normal times it has the ability to attract social debate. Established in 1859, the Irish Masters of Foxhounds Association (IMFHA) represents the interests of 41 foxhunting packs in Ireland. Kilrickle, Loughrea, Fox hunting in Ireland truly is an exciting and invigorating challenge. Last Monday saw us out with the 'Dashing Duhallow’ ... 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