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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The IMFHA Foxhound Show 2018

- SUNDAY 1st JULY 2018 -

At Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Co Laois
(By kind permission of the Cosby family)

Entries to be received for all classes except championships by Thursday 14th June 2018.

For further information and to download the relevant forms, please go to our News & Events page.

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Immediate Care Trauma Course

- For the attention of all Point to Point Committees -


DATE: Saturday 12th May 2018
VENUE: Midlands Park Hotel, Jessop Street, Portlaoise, Co Laois

This course has been provided by UCD Centre for Emergency Medical Science since 2010 and brings the IHRB trauma training course in line with the range of Immediate Care Courses delivered by UCD. Underpinning the course are the Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC).

For course information, fees and details on how to book please download the PDF.

Curraghmore Hound Show and Waterford Country Fair


Program of Classes

UnEntered Dog
Couple of Unentered Dogs
Entered Dog
Couple of Entered Dogs
Stallion Hound
Champion Dog
- Lunch -
Unentered Bitch
Couple of Unentered Bitches
Entered Bitch
Couple of Entered Bitches
Brood Bitch
Champion Bitch
Overall Champion

Entries confined to Registered Hunts.
Hunt Staff to wear Hunting Attire.

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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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