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County Roscommon Hunt

Hunt type: Foxhounds
Areas: Co. Galway
Country: Eire
Contact information may be out of date so has been hidden.
Hunt country: County Roscommon lies in the heart of Ireland, between the Shannon and its lakes, Lough Ree, Lake Kilglass and Lough Allen to the East and the river Suck to its West. The country is mostly good, dry land with stone walls. The occasional meet with banks, ditches and hedges.
History: The County Roscommon Hunt was reformed in the Summer of 1999. The idea to reform is credited to Michéal Curley. Michéal, a native of Portumna used to own a farm close to Flowerhill.

Due to career demands Michéal moved to Roscommon some years ago, but continued to hunt with the East Galway Hunt. While hunting one day he mentioned his interest in reforming the County Roscommon Hunt to a man by the name of Morgan McElligot. Morgan recommended that Michéal speak to Oliver Walsh in Flowerhill who had a pack of hounds. These three men got together and invited Vincent Shields to help organize the reformation.

A meeting was held in the Summer of 1999, a committee picked, roles decided, and joint masters appointed. Vincent Shields, Morgan McElligot and a third man (Eoghan Carroll) were the joint masters appointed for the first season. Michéal Curley was appointed chairman and Oliver Walsh Hunts Man and Master of the Hunt.

Today the County Roscommon Hunt is a hugely popular hunt by both participants and land owners alike. Additional joint masters have been appointed Bernie Rush, Jack Kirby, Fritz Tereorde and James Brown. The hunt enjoys most of the county as we speak and new land is continually opened.

This season brings additional meets on alternate Wednesdays. Socially the meets are a great success. All meets start from a pub and indeed finish back where they started! It is normal to see riders and supporters getting to know each other better over drinks. The days hunting is of course relived and in this case there is no need to exaggerate the fun had and obstacles encountered. The hunt ball is always sold out and generally lasts for 2 days.
County Roscommon Hunt web site
Last update sent by Patrick Teroerde on 26th February 2006

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.

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