Hare Coursing

The Minister’s responsibility under the Wildlife Acts relates 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 Wildlife Acts to capture and tag hares for coursing meetings for the 2020/2021 season

Reports for the current season are shown on this page. Reports for the 2018/2019 season are also available.

Reports available for the 2019/2020 season

Abbeyfeale Ardpatrick-Kilfinane-Charleville Ballyduff Bandon-Macroom
Borris-in-Ossory Borrisoleigh Cashel Castleisland
Cavan-Dungannon-Westport Churchtown South Open Clonakilty Clonmel-Kilsheelan
Co. Carlow Co. Kerry Cork Open Doon
Dromina Open Duleek Open Dundalk-Dowdallshill Edenderry
Ennis-Clarecastle Fedamore Open Fethard Open Freshford
Galbally Galway-Oranmore Glanworth Glin
Gorey Johnstown-Urlingford Kilflynn-Ballyheigue Killimer-Kilrush-South Clare
Knockgraffon Open Limerick City Liscannor Listowel
Lixnaw-Abbeydorney Loughrea Milford Open Millstreet
Mooncoin National Meeting Nenagh Newbridge Open
Newcastlewest-Rathkeale North Kilkenny Old Kilcullen Regional-Tradaree
Roscommon Roseberry Open Sevenhouses-Waterford Templetuohy
Thurles Tubbercurry Westmeath United