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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'Hunting Hints & Breeding Thoughts’ by Roddy Bailey

Our latest featured article, entitled 'Huntsman's Hints', is an edited extract from Hunting Hints & Breeding Thoughts by Roddy Bailey published in 2017.

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New competition at Stradbally Hound Show

There's a new competition for Old English Foxhounds at the Irish Masters of Foxhounds' Annual Show at Stradbally, Co Laois, in July. increasingly popular Irish Masters of Foxhounds’ Annual Show at Stradbally Hall, Co Laois on Sunday, July 1st contains two Unentered Championships, a trophy ... From

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Great hunting in lively company

Dickie Power enjoyed a good day out with the Co Waterford Foxhounds at Stradbally A TRIP to the sunny south east is always to be looked forward to, but when it is to hunt with the Waterford Foxhounds, it becomes irresistible. To put the icing on the cake, the meet was going to be on the coast ... From

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Much sadness at the death of Michael Higgens

Synonymous with The Tipperary Foxhounds, the late Michael Higgens did not let illness intrude on his love of hunting and the Irish countryside. ONE of the most famous foxhunters of the 20th century died on the night of Sunday, January 28th 2018, aged 76 ... From

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IMFHA Annual Show 2018

The IMFHA Annual Foxhound Show will be held on the 1st July 2018, as part of the National Hound Show at Stradbally Hall. To find out more and to download this year's Schedule and Entry Form, please click on the link below.

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