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Ballylusky White Heather Harriers

Hunt type: Harriers
Areas: Co. Tipperary
Country: Eire
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Hunt country: Typical Tipperary Foxhounds country, mostly grass with plough, mountain and forest occasionally interspersed with banks, hedges, drains and streams to be jumped, climbed, crossed or whatever on foot as the hunting demands.
History: The name originated from the amalgamation of the Ballylusky Harriers and the White Heather Harriers in 1952 when they were kennelled at Milestone. There is a tradition of a trencher fed pack hunting hare in the Ballylusky area for over 150 years that can be traced and probably longer. The McCormacks, Cunninghams, Nash and Slattery families are just some of the families long associated with hunting in the area.

Local tradition tells us that the pack of hounds mentioned in Charles Kickham’s book “Knocknagow” was the White Heather Harriers. The amalgamated pack have hunted fox only since 1952. They have always worked in close harmony and great co-operation with the Tipperary Foxhounds over part of whose country they hunt.
The Ballylusky White Heathers keep around 25 couple in Kennels at Milestone. They hunt an area roughly 20 miles long by 10 miles wide extending from Slievenamon in the South to Ballingarry North and from Lisronagh/Annesfort West to Cappagh Ballydonnell East. They meet one day per week (Sunday with an odd bye day), there is no membership fee and the cap is voluntary.

Picture below: The Ballyluskey White Heather Harriers
Lawn Meet at Priestown House
By kind permission of the Daly Family
1st of February 2004
Photo: Cyril Smyth
Last update 25th June 2004

Please note the position of the marker above is only intended as a rough guide to the location of the hunt country.
It does not show the location of the kennels, or the homes of any of the subscribers, officials or staff of the hunt.

Ballylusky White Heather Harriers

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