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 National Hound Show 2019

- SUNDAY 7th JULY 2019 -

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

Declarations for the IMFHA Foxhound Show will start at 9.00 am with the show starting at 10.15 am.

This year’s Foxhound Judges are:
Mrs Charmain Green, Former Master, the Warwickshire & Fox River Valley, Illinois, USA & this year’s President of the Royal Peterborough Foxhound Show Society.
Harry Gosling MFH, Master of the Dartmoor

Major Tim Easby, Director MFHA (GB).
Mrs Tessa Jackson, former Master the Cattistock.

Any queries please contact the Foxhound Show Secretary, Roddy Bailey (M: 086 268 5895 L: 053 9389959 E: or the Show Chairman, David Lalor MFH (M: 087 254 2114 E:

For further information about the show, please go to our News & Events page.

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Saturday 18th May 2019 - Laois Hunt Kennels - 10.00am to 4pm - Free of Charge
(By kind permission of the Masters & Committee)

To assess numbers those attending are asked to notify the IMFHA Secretary by text/telephone or email - contact details below. Numbers needed for seating, folders and catering van.

Topics to be covered are Hound Welfare and Management, Veterinary matters, hunting and the law plus hound judging.

Contributors include Mark Hankinson from the MFHA in Britain & former Master & Huntsman the Wilton, Ryan Carvill, Huntsman of the South Tyrone, two guest veterinary surgeons, a lawyer experienced in hunting issues and two senior foxhound judges.

Hosted by the IMFHA the day is open to all Masters, Hunt Staff and Hunt Supporters of packs registered with the IMFHA, the Irish Masters of Harriers Association, the Irish Foot Harriers Association, the Ward Union & Co Down Staghounds & the Irish Masters of Beagles Association

A lunch will be available. The day is ‘hands on’ and those attending will get the opportunity to judge varying types of foxhound and enter discussions with the guest contributors. No charge for attending.

he day is expected to end at about 4 pm. To assess numbers those attending are asked to notify the IMFHA Secretary by text/telephone or email - contact details below. Numbers needed for seating, folders and to warn the van how many might want feeding.

For further information please contact David Lalor MFH (087 254 2114), Lord Waterford MFH (087 989 0410) or the IMFHA Secretary Sonia Purcell (Mob: 086 835 2998, E:

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