What can be better than a day’s hunting in Ireland……two or even more days obviously.
At Loughton House we are positively spoilt for choice when it comes to Hunting. We have three Packs on our doorstep, The North Tipperary Foxhounds, The Scarteen (Black & Tan) Hounds, and The Ormond Hunt, are all within a stone-throw. Our terrain is ideal – we have a mix on banks, stone wall, ditches and hedges – crossing flat land and hilly terrain. Why not join us for a hunting holiday to be remembered?
North Tipperary Foxhounds
Denis Gilmartin is the Huntmaster of the North Tipperary Hunt, with Andrew Vance (owner at Loughton, who is also Master). Meets are on Wednesday and Saturday during the season. Other days can be arranged with other local packs. We can arrange a full package at Loughton, including:
- Airport Collection
- Hearty early breakfast
- Valet Service for hunting wear
- Storage of riding equipment
- Pre-hunt hacks / ride outs
- Livery (through nearby yards) can be arranged (costs not included). typically one weeks notice is required due to high demand.
At Loughton, prices start at €130 per person per night stay (bed, breakfast, evening meal). Children half-price. Discount for 3 or more nights at €340 per person per three night stay (bed, breakfast, evening meal)
Livery, hirelings, hunts & visitor’s cap not included.
Also, you can use Loughton House as your base while visiting other hunts in the locality.
Scarteen has long been synonymous with Hounds, Hunting and hospitality. When Thady and Anne Ryan retired to New Zealand in 1987, Chris and Sue took the reins and have maintained this tradition. The Scarteen (Black and Tan) Hounds have been in the Ryan family for over 350 years and attract visitors from all over the world. The hunt has featured in many publications (magazines, books, films etc.) over the years and more recently, Michael MacEwan dedicated a book to the Scarteen history. Thady’s autobiography “My Privileged Life” was published in 2002.
See more about the Scarteen Hunt here.
The Ormond Foxhounds are another very well renowned pack kennelled locally. Please check them out on Facebook, or contact us for more details.
There are several other packs within one hours drive, and you can find a meet on almost any day of the week.