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Westmeath Foot Beagles

Hunt type: Beagles
Areas: Co. Meath, Co. Westmeath
Country: Eire
Contact information may be out of date so has been hidden.
Hunt country: The Westmeath Foot Beagles now hunt the country north and east of the town of Mullingar almost as far as Oldcastle, Kells and Trim in County Meath. The country is shared with the Ballymacad Foxhounds, the Meath Hounds, the Tara Harriers and the Westmeath Hounds.
History: The Westmeath Foot Beagles were registered with the Irish Masters of Beaagles Association in 1999 when Mr James Norton took over at his own expense the country formerly hunted by the Russellstown Beagles. In 2002 the country south and west of a line from Longford Town to Mullingar and onto Ballinagore was loaned to Mr. Kieran Lambert who registered his Balgarret Beagles with the Irish Masters of Beagles Association.

In 2004, the kennels were moved from Kilrush Hall, Clonmellon to Stonehall, Multyfarmham courtesy of the Maxwell family. In 2008, new kennels were built at Cortown near Kells courtesy of the Casserly family.

Best meets are Crookedwood, Multyfarnham, Clonmellon, Cloughan and the Hill of Uisneach.

Mr Norton, who had previously whipped-in and hunted the South Westmeath Harriers, established his original pack with drafts from the Eton College and has latterly strengthened the pack with drafts from the Derbyshire (DNS) Beagles and Mr Jonathan Elliott's Beagles.
Hounds: 10 couple of stud book beagles, property of the Norton and Casserly families.

This is a private pack but visitors are most welcome. A cap is not taken but regular followers are expected to make some contribution towards hunt funds.
Last update sent by James Norton on 15th September 2011

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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