Dermot Hannify Huntsman Laois Foxhounds with David Lalor MFH and Marcus McLoughlin MFH. Photo © Catherine Power


Established in 1859, the Irish Masters of Foxhounds Association (IMFHA) represents the interests of 41 foxhunting packs in Ireland. It governs all matters connected to foxhunting legislation, regulation, conservation, education, communications and finance.

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Forthcoming Events

Tipperary Foxhounds Cross-Country Ride


- 8th March at 12 noon, Cashel, Tipperary -

The Tipperary Foxhounds will hold a cross-country ride and gate jumping competition in support of our friend Frank Quirke. After a life changing accident, we would like you all to come together with us to support the Quirke family and join us on the 8th March at 12 noon.

The gate jumping will start first at €20 each (a children’s gate jumping and then adults) and the ride, which will have two groups - a jumping and non jumping, so suitable for all - €100 per adult and €50 for children. A Go Fund Me page will also be in place soon, for anyone that would like to support Frank, but can’t make it on the day or don’t ride. This promises to be a super day with some amazing jumping. Thank you for all of your support on this.
For further information please call 087 4122356 or visit our Facebook page.

Ballymacad Foxhounds


- 1st March at 1.30pm, Mullagh, Co Cavan -

Everyone is welcome and all jumping is optional.
Start time is 1.30pm on Sunday 1st March. Adults €30, children €20. Mullagh, Co Cavan, A82 W9T4.


- 8th March at 1.30pm, Oldcastle -

Announcing Ballymacad Foxhounds forthcoming Charity Ride over our great stone walls & ditches in Oldcastle on Sunday 8th March at 1.30pm in aid of the Gilson National School!

For further information on either of the above events please call 087 2969137 or visit our Facebook page

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