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Welcome to the Tara Harriers

The Tara Harriers are one of the oldest established hunts in Ireland dating back to 1765. An exciting and fast moving harrier pack, they are known for their consistent delivery of an enjoyable day out for their members and subsribers. Fairness, respect and accountability are cornerstones on which the Tara Harriers base their philosophy and mission...Read More


George Briscoe  1921-2015 RIP "Gone Away " 

" It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Our Senior Master George Briscoe passed away at home last night . Funeral service 31st March at St Patricks's Cathedral , Trim. Followed by burial in Bective Church. House Private. Gone Away".

From our Field Master Imelda ODonnell - 29 th March 2015 .

Hunter Trails - Corballis, Donabate, Sunday 8th March, North Dublin,  Starts 10.OOAM .

With the kind permission of Stella Smith and Henry Smit. Course map 2015 below


Headfort Arms tickets - €70. Get your table together NOW. Excellent food and dancing- A night not to be missed. Contact Imelda on 087 616 6287


Opening Meet Photographs -Thursday  30th Oct - 1.00 Oclock.

Lawn meet at Craystown.  With thanks to Nadina at WWW.IRONIA-ART.COM.

Please note, that these pictures are not free and for display purposes only. They can be purchsed from Nadina at or Tel: 086 1922762 

Childrens Meet  Sat 25th Oct - 1.00 Oclock.

Childrens meet is at Corballis, Donabate Cap €20 and lead rein €10. All welcome.

Cub Hunting Breakfast Sat, 18th Oct - 9.00 sharp

Cub Hunting Breakfast by kind invitation of Mr and Mrs John McDowell Asigh Stud, Bective,

Saturday 18th October - 9am Sharp. €20 All Welcome.

Downton Abbey Ball  - 13th June - 

Dance to the swing cats, supper DANCING. ETC

Dress Downton ABBEY - who are you. 20 / 40's style or Black tie and Get your dancing shoes on, 

13th June 2014 at Mountainstown House by kind invitation of Mr & Mrs A Pollock.
Step back to the roaring 20's with an evening of cocktails, canapes, supper and dance till late to the fabulous Swing Cats.

Ticket includes food and drinks for the evening. Starts  7.30 till late.
Limited tickets available, Contact Imelda O'Donnell on 0876166287
€100 euro per ticket
 CHILDERN'S  MEET SAT 4th December 2014
All childern welcome, lead rein included. Various stages - plenty of jumps for all levels.


click here to see photos of the day ( more to come and video )

Photos can be purchased from Nicola Lee Photography. 

HUNT BALL NOTICE Your support is needed .. its a great night out.

Lawn meet at Brittas house with Side saddle riders, sinner and dancing at The Headfort Arms ,
Great rooms rates.. and package deals for those who are hunting and going to Ball 

GREAT NORTH RUN Sunday 3rd November

Irish Sidesaddle Hunting Weekend Extravaganza 2013 

Friday Nov 29th  to Sunday Dec 1st 

Tack up Side saddle with Susan Oakes and fellow masters of the Tara Harriers  and The Grallagh Harriers and become apart of a new world record  attempt.  The fun filled weekend will Jump start on Friday, November 29th with the hunt ceilli and Sing song in the Headford Arms hotel at 8.30pm 
On Saturday,  30th of November  at 1pm  Side saddle riders from all over the world will decend on Brittas house, the stately home of Oinri  Jackson and Neville Jessop. The Tara Harriers will lead the field of elegant ladies  across the rolling countryside of north meath.  
To add to the excitment that night ...The  Tara Harriers Hunt Ball will be held in The Headford Arms Hotel, kells commencing with a drinks reception at 7pm 
And to continue the marathon weekend!!  The Elegant Ladies(and companions) will spend Sunday afternoon,  hunting  over Galways reknowned Stone wall country with The Grallagh Harriers.  (1pm meet)
Horse Sport Ireland  are supporting this event by offering the ‘’Inwards Buyers program’’ to anyone attending the hunting weekend.  So if you are looking to buy your next horse  or pony from Ireland Full details of this offer are available on
Gentleman companions are most welcome to particpate in this wonderful weekend if they are able for it!!
For more details please contact:  Email: 
Phone calls: Imelda 00 353 87 6166287
Full details on our facebook event page:

Tara Harrier beach ride

Starts at 11.30 - €20 

Tara Harrier and Meath Point to Point October 27TH

at Tattersalls MARK YOUR DIARY and see you there.


GREAT NORTH RUN Sunday 3rd November



A big thank you to everybody involved  the day was a huge success, the sun was shinning and
our road stewarts  did an excellent job to keep things moving. A special thank you to Fergie for 
hosting and providing much appreciated fare afterwards. Some more pics on the social pages.
For those off you who did not see Hector goes hunting on TV check out 
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Introduction Continued

Consequently, they engage the strong support of the local farmers without whom, the vast countryside the Tara Harriers have in their domain would not be available. As such, they are most grateful to and indebted to the farmers and to the local rural communities in which they hunt. It is said that this philosophy is in turn cultivated in their members fostering team spirit, duty of care and inclusivity as behavioural norms.