with Horse and Hound

The Scarteen Over the Big Banks at Lattin

chris_ryanChris Ryan is the eighth generation of Ryans to be Master and huntsman of the Scarteen Hounds.       Catherine Power photoThe present spell of hard weather has played havoc with hunting schedules, so the moment a thaw was forecast Scarteen put on a bye day at short notice for Lattin, situated between Tipperary town and the little town of Emly. The shortness of the notice did not deter a large and well mounted field from turning up. The area is almost unique in that most of the farmers in the area are either directly or indirectly involved in the hunt, resulting in unrivaled access to the country—a country of huge banks and almost no wire.

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