Kilkenny Foxhounds

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Contact Details

Primary Contact Catherine Dwan
Prefered Contact Email: kkfoxhounds@gmail.com
Website TBC
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Hunt Details

Hunt Type: Foxhounds
Hound Breed: TBC
Hunt Quarry: TBC
Areas: Co Kilkenny
Kennel Address: Mount Juliet, Thomastown Co Kilkenny Tel: 056 7724453
Counties: Co Kilkenny
Primary Country: Ireland
Secondary Country: TBC

Master(s)

Name:Joe O'Flynn
Start Year:2018
Address:Rathsallagh House Dunlavin Email Joe@rathsallagh.com
Notes:
Name:Finnuala Lennon
Start Year:2020
Address:Carrenrush Sherlocktown Sallinds Co Kildare Email Finnuala. Lennon@globalwindows.ie
Notes:
Name:Dermot Dwan
Start Year:2017
Address:Kellsgrange Stud Newtown emailk dermordwan@gmail.com
Notes:
Name:Ben Goodbody
Start Year:2020
Address:Lakefield, Fethard, Co Tipperary Emils Bengoodbody@gmail.com
Notes:

Former Master(s)

Name:(2014) Mr John McEnery
Start Year:2014
End Year:2020
Notes:
Name:(2011) Mr Paul Holden
Start Year:2011
End Year:2020
Notes:
Name:(2013) Mr Paul Deegan
Start Year:2013
End Year:2020
Notes:
Name:John Power, 1797-1844 Sir John Power (son of above), 1844-50 George Bryan, 1850-52 A Committee, 1852-55 Lord James Butler, 1855-56 Lord St Laurence, 1856-61 Henry Meredyth, 1861-70 Henry Briscoe, 1870-76 Col Frank Chaplin, 1876-80 Capt Hartopp, 1880-82 Lord Desart, 1882-84 Capt Butson, 1884-86 Major R C Knox, 1886-87 Major J H Connellan, 1887-90 H R Langrishe, 1890-1908 Isaac Bell, 1908-21 Major D H B McCalmont, 1921-68 P Thomas, 1983-90 Major V McCalmont, 1949-93 (died in office) R Strudwick, 1987-96 Kevin ODonnell, 1996-97 W Jones, 1997-98 H McCalmont, 1983-98 Rodney Day, 1994-2001 Sarah Hatton, 1998-2004 Tom Burns, 1998-2007 Michael Hoffman, 2003-07 Graham Quinn, 2007-2008 Brian OFarrell, 2001-2009 Martin Brown, 2007-2010 Ronan McParland, 2009-2010 (2006) Mr Pat Loughlin (2009) James Staines (2009) Comdt Tom Freyne Michael Dean, 2000-2014 Mr Martin Donohoe, ?-2014
Start Year:N/A
End Year:N/A
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Huntsman

Name:Mark Casserly
Start Year:2019
End Year:N/A
Address:c/o Kennels
Notes:None

Former Huntsmen

Name:Charlie Gundry, 2007-2014
Start Year:N/A
End Year:N/A
Address:
Notes:
Name:(2014) Sam Staniland
Start Year:2014
End Year:2017
Address:TBC
Notes:None

Kennel Huntsmen

Name:TBC

Whippers-in

Name:JJ Bolger
Start Year:2021
End Year:N/A
Address:
Notes:
Name:Gary Kelly
Start Year:2020
End Year:N/A
Address:c/o Kennels
Notes:

Secretary

Name:Margaret Bolger
Start Year:2020
End Year:N/A
Address:Kilmanahan Dungarvan Co Waterford Tel 0868645919 Email creminmargaret@gmail.com
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Chairman

Name:(2014) Mr Michael Shefflin
Start Year:N/A
End Year:N/A
Address:Annshoon Stud, Ballinaclea, Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny Tel: 087 9786428
Notes:

President

Name:TBC

Other Roles

Role:Treasurer
Name:Manfred Leidig
Start Year:N/A
Notes:
Role:Kennelman
Name:Rafal Kobialkowski
Start Year:N/A
Notes:
Role:Terrierman
Name:Noel Ryan
Start Year:N/A
Notes:
Role:Hunt Supporters Club Secretary
Name:(2008) Katie Tobin
Start Year:N/A
Notes:

Other Previous Roles

Role:Secretary
Name:(2014) Mr Tom Bolger
Start Year:N/A
End Year:N/A
Notes:None
Role:Secretary
Name:Catherine Dwan
Start Year:2017
End Year:2020
Notes:None
Role:Whippers-in
Name:Jay Readon
Start Year:2018
End Year:2021
Notes:None

Other Information

Affiliations: IMFA
Subscription: Apply to Hon Sec. Visitors apply Hon Sec. Cap: �25.
Meet: Tuesday & Saturday
Season: Season
Uniform: Evening Dress: Red coat, Hunt buttons.
Other Notes: TBC

History of the Hunt

Start Year: 1797
End Year: N/A
History: The Hunt dates from the year 1797, when John Power (Sir John Power, Bt, 1836) brought a pack of foxhounds from Tipperary and, settling at Derrynahinch, near Ballyhale, established the Hunt in conjunction with his brother Richard. This pack, being then the only established county pack in the south of Ireland, hunted all Co Kilkenny, Co Carlow as far as Tullow, and Coollattin in Co Wicklow, occasionally in Co Wexford, and the Durrow Woods in Queen's County. The country as now constituted has existed since 1894. In 1908, the kennels were moved from Knocktopher Abbey when Isaac Bell built kennels at Birchfield; the Hunt resumed the Castlecomer country in 1909 (see Laois Hunt). Mr Bell then built new kennels at Brownstown. On taking over the hounds in 1921, Major McCalmont built new kennels at his own place, Mount Juliet. In 1931 the Castlecomer and Freshford areas were lent by the Committee to John Alexander and on his resignation in 1934 it was loaned to the newly formed North Kilkenny Hunt. In 1976 the south-west of the county, which had been on loan since 1918 to the Kilmoganny Hunt, was ceded to them. A history of the Kilkenny Hunt, Hunting in County Kilkenny, was published in June 1999 by Caroline Corballis.

Hunt Country

Hunt Country: The country, which lies in Co Kilkenny, is about 45 miles long by 30 miles wide, with stone walls south of Thomastown and thick bank country in the north.

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Last Updated: 2022-10-26 14:09:33
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