Holiday with the County Clare Foxhounds

Posted on Thursday, August 4, 2022
In: Accommodation Hirelings
Written by: Peter Brook
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My name is Ronan Woods and just like you, my passion is fox hunting! I am an active member of The County Clare Hunt, based in the West Coast of Ireland. I live for that exhilarating feeling of galloping down to a wall or hedge and placing all your trust in your horse to get you over safely. It’s adrenalin-fueled, great fun and completely magical.
About the business, Based in Co. Clare, we are a third-generation family run Chauffeur Touring Company. What we offer is a wealth of experience, knowledge & insight into the hidden treasures, breath taking scenery & diverse landscapes of The West Coast of Ireland, a precious gift that has been passed down from generation to generation. Our aim & focus at Atlantic Way Touring, is to make sure you leave with special memories, incredible stories, and lifelong friends. Three years ago, we developed our Overseas Hunting Package. This amazing package incorporates people’s love for hunting, traveling, and most of all, simply ENJOYING LIFE.!

About the County Clare Hunt:

First established in 1890, the County Clare Hunt is a worldwide renowned pack. Steeped in hunting traditions and history, the County Clare Hunt is based on the West Coast of Ireland. Originally designated as harriers the County Clare Hunt then assumed the dual mandate of Foxhound’s and Harriers in the 1980’s and continues to hunt in green. The founding Master was Major Hickman of Fenloe House, also a great racing man. Fenloe continued its great racing connection under the ownership of Tim Costello who produced 5 Gold Cup winners – including Best Mate. The current Huntsman is Patrick Considine, who hails from the famous Spancilhill in Co. Clare. Patrick served his time as Whipper-in with the County Clare Hunt, before
then departing his native county, to whip hounds to Huntsman Ryan Carvill in South Tyrone for 2 seasons before returning to take up office the county pack. Now in his third season, Patrick has an ambitious breeding program in place and expects to have mostly home bred pack next season. The current pack stand at 35 couple. The County Clare Hunt Kennels are situated in the picturesque village of Drumquin, Co. Clare which is beautifully positioned on the Shannon Estuary. The County Clare Hunt meet on Thursday’s and Sunday’s and hunt over vast country crossing everything from the famous County Clare walls to ditches, drains and hedges.

What we offer:

We can offer an array of packages to suit your needs. This is mainly dependent on your time frame, how many hunts, or how much sightseeing you would like to do. Whether you want to book your own accommodation or need us to arrange accommodation for you. I have attached a basic hunt and tour package which gives you an idea of cost for transfers to and from the airport, hunt, and B&B. Also included is the day of touring, hunt hirelings and cap monies per person. We are flexible and can customize our package to suit your requirements.

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrival Transfer (Wednesday)
On arrival at Shannon Airport, you will be greeted in the arrivals hall and brought to your accommodation.
Day 2 – Hunting (Thursday)
Have a hearty breakfast and get collected from your accommodation and driven to the Meet. Here we will meet with fellow hunters for a stirrup cup, saddle up and hunt for the day with The County Clare Hunt. Afterwards you will be collected and brought back to your accommodation.
Day 3 – Touring (Friday)
You will be picked up after breakfast and taken to the wonderful sights that the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer, including The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren National Park and Bunratty Castle.
Day 4 – Hunting (Saturday and/or Sunday)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your accommodation and brought to the Meet. Meet with some of the members for a chat and have time for a quick “stirrup cup “. We will then saddle up and set off with The Galway Blazers on Saturday or The County Clare Hunt on Sunday for another epic day’s hunting. You will be collected afterwards and brought back to your accommodation.
Day 5 – Departure Transfer (Sunday or Monday)
Collected from your accommodation at the requested time and driven to Shannon Airport.
The inclusive package above is based per person and a minimum of two ppl.
Price €1750 per person
Dinners/ Lunches, and gratuities.
*If you wish to hunt Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday a customized package will be created for you. Likewise, if you wish to only hunt 1 day a package will be tailored to your requirements.