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 2019/2020 season

 

Reports available for the 2018/2019 season.

 

Abbeydorney Abbeyfeale Ardpatrick & Kilfinane Ballinagar
Ballyduff Ballyheigue Bandon & Carey's Cross Borrisoleigh
Borris-in-Ossory Cappoquin & Dungarvan Cashel & District Castleisland
Castletown Geoghegan & Westport Charleville Clonakilty Clonmel & Kilsheelan
Co. Carlow Co. Cavan & Dungannon Co. Kerry Cork
Crohane & Killenaule Doon Dundalk & Balbriggan East Donegal 1
East Donegal 2 Edenderry Ennis Clarecastle Enniscorthy
Fermoy & Grange Freshford Galbally Galway & Oranmore
Glanworth Glin Gorey IRISH CUP
Johnstown & Urlingford (Spa) Kilflynn Killimer & Kilrush Knockgraffon
Limerick City Liscannor Listowel Lixnaw
Loughrea Macroom Mallow Millstreet
Miltown Malbay Mitchelstown Mooncoin National Meeting
Nenagh New Ross Newcastle West North Kilkenny
Old Kilcullen Rathcormac Rathdowney Rathkeale
Regional & Tradaree Roscommon Sevenhouses Templetuohy
Thurles & Tipperary Trim Tubbercurry Westmeath United
Wexford & District      

 

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 Doon
Ballyheigue East Donegal (1 & 2) Lixnaw Sevenhouses
Bandon & Carey's Cross Edenderry Loughrea South Clare
Borris in Ossory Ennis Clarecastle Macroom Templetuohy
Borrisoleigh Enniscorthy Mallow Thurles & District
Cappoquin Fermoy & Grange Millstreet Tipperary & District
Cashel & District Freshford Miltown Malbay Rathdowney
Castleisland Galbally Mitchelstown Trim
Castletown Geoghegan 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 Dungarvan
Roscommon      

 

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 & Carey's 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 Geoghegan 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 & Carey's 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 Tradaree
Castleisland Galbally Mitchelstown Trim
Castletown Geoghegan 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