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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Some Breeding Thoughts on the Foxhound

Every Hunt is involved in breeding their foxhounds – a subject that doesn't need to be daunting. For those who wish to view some ‘Thoughts’ of a foxhound breeder read our featured article, Some Breeding Thoughts on the Foxhound by Roddy Bailey.

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News & Events

David Lalor elected new Chairman of the IMFHA

David Lalor, Master of the Laois Hunt, has taken over as Chairman of the IMFHA, replacing Rupert Macauley of the West Wicklow Foxhounds, who was chairman from 2012-2016.

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IMFHA Annual Show 2017

The IMFHA Annual Show was held on the 2nd July 2017, as part of the National Hound Show at Stradbally Hall. To find out more and to download this year's Show Results, please click on the link below.

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Horses... Masters of the Hounds

An influx of new talent is helping rejuvenate the Irish Masters of Foxhounds Association, the country’s oldest field sports body. From ‘Farm Ireland’

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Hunting: Braving Banks in Good Company

There can be few meets as accessible as last Wednesday's gathering of the laois Foxhounds. From

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