Hare Coursing

The Minister’s responsibility under the Wildlife Acts relate to wildlife conservation and for ensuring the conservation of certain wildlife species, including hares. The control of live hare coursing, including the operation of individual coursing meetings and managing the use of hares for that activity, is carried out under the Greyhound Industry Act 1958 which is the responsibility of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Hare coursing is administered by the Irish Coursing Club (ICC) which is a body set up under the Greyhound Industry Act 1958. Legal provisions for coursing enable the regulatory authorities to control coursing and reduce the attraction of illegal, unregulated coursing activity. It is important to note that all greyhounds are muzzled during these coursing events.

Licences issued to the ICC under the Widlife Acts to capture and tag hares for coursing meetings for the 2017/2018 season

Reports available for the 2017/2018 season.

Abbeydorney Cork Kilflynn North Kilkenny
Abbeyfeale County Carlow Killimer & Kilrush Old Kilcullen
Ardpatrick & Kilfinane County Kerry Knockgraffon Rathcormac
Balbriggan IRISH CUP Limerick City Rathkeale
Ballinagar Crohane & Killenaule Liscannor Regional
Ballyduff Dundalk & Dowdallshill Listowel  
Ballyheigue East Donegal (1 & 2) Lixnaw Sevenhouses
Bandon & Careys Cross Edenderry Loughrea South Clare
Borris in Ossory Ennis Clarecastle Macroom Templetuohy
Borrisoleigh Enniscorthy Mallow Thurles & District
Cappoquin & Dungarvan Fermoy & Grange Millstreet Tipperary & District
Cashel & District Freshford Miltown Malbay  
Castleisland Galbally Mitchelstown Trim
Castletown Geoghan Galway & Oranmore Mooncoin Tubbercurry & District
Cavan Incl. Dungannon Glanworth National Meeting Waterford & District
Charleville Glin Nenagh Westmeath United
Clonakilty Gorey New Ross Wexford & District

Clonmel

Johnstown & Urlingford

Newcastle West

Doon

 

Reports available for the 2016/2017 season.

Abbeydorney Cork Kilflynn North Kilkenny
Abbeyfeale County Carlow Killimer & Kilrush Old Kilcullen
Ardpatrick & Kilfinane County Kerry Knockgraffon Rathcormac
Balbriggan IRISH CUP Limerick City Rathkeale
Ballinagar Crohane & Killenaule Liscannor Regional
Ballyduff Dundalk & Dowdallshill Listowel  
Ballyheigue East Donegal (1 & 2) Lixnaw Sevenhouses
Bandon & Careys Cross Edenderry Loughrea South Clare
Borris in Ossory Ennis Clarecastle Macroom Templetuohy
Borrisoleigh Enniscorthy Mallow Thurles & District
Cappoquin & Dungarvan Fermoy & Grange Millstreet Tipperary & District
Cashel & District Freshford Miltown Malbay  
Castleisland Galbally Mitchelstown Trim
Castletown Geoghan Galway & Oranmore Mooncoin Tubbercurry & District
Cavan Incl. Dungannon Glanworth National Meeting Waterford & District
Charleville Glin Nenagh Westmeath United
Clonakilty Gorey New Ross Wexford & District

Clonmel

Johnstown & Urlingford

Newcastle West

Doon

 

Reports available for the 2015/2016 season.

 

Abbeydorney Cork Kilflynn North Kilkenny
Abbeyfeale County Carlow Killimer & Kilrush Old Kilcullen
Ardpatrick & Kilfinane County Kerry Knockgraffon Rathcormac
Balbriggan County Limerick Limerick City Rathdowney
Ballinagar Crohane & Killenaule Liscannor Regional
Ballyduff Dundalk & Dowdallshill Listowel Roscommon United
Ballyheigue East Donegal Lixnaw Sevehouses
Bandon & Careys Cross Edenderry Loughrea South Clare
Borris in Ossory Ennis Clarecastle Macroom Templetuohy
Borrisoleigh Enniscorthy Mallow Thurles & District
Cappoquin & Dungarvan Fermoy & Grange Millstreet Tipperary & District
Cashel & District Freshford Miltown Malbay Tradareee
Castleisland Galbally Mitchelstown Trim
Castletown Geoghan Galway & Oranmore Mooncoin Tubbercurry & District
Cavan Incl. Dungannon Glanworth National Meeting Waterford & District
Charleville Glin Nenagh Westmeath United
Clonakilty Gorey New Ross Wexford & District
Clonmel Johnstown & Urlingford Newcastle West