Hunting in the west of Ireland 

We at Flowerhill have been involved in hunting and organising hunting for our clients for many generations, we also have our very own private registered pack, the "Flowerhill Hounds" kennelled right here on the estate. 

We can arrange cross country schooling or hound exercising on the estate and neighbouring farms.  

There is also an option of hunting with other local packs. Hunting terrain consists of mostly nice stone walls, hedges, man made fences and very few ditches/ drains. 

Drag hunting in Ireland, (artificial scent used, NO animals hunted) Season starts approximately the 1st of October until mid March.

 This type of hunting is fun and is at a very organised safe pace, it’s for all novice to intermediate riders , little or no “ditches” it’s basically 30/40 + nice clean 80/90cms (3 foot) stone walls and xc jumps , (riders are being assisted by a caretaker rider on hunt day) 

Very suitable for riding clubs, pony clubs or private parties. 

⭐️ Hunting dress appreciated, (but not necessarily hunting jackets needed ) 

Programme Example 

Arrive Friday and hack out and including xc jumping and pre hunt training at Flowerhill for optional hunting Saturday or Sunday or both days.

Saturday 10:00am 1hr+ ride out followed by 12:00 noon Draghunt (on a different horse) throughout Flowerhill Estate and areas. Refreshments afterwards.Plus capping fee €50.00net. Or alternativly hunting with a different hunt club with their own hounds. Capping fees varies from club to club. See below for details. 

 Sunday meets are with the “countryside drag hunt”  OR  “Roscommon Harriers”.

Meets are @ 12 noon and normally 2 and half to 3hrs long, refreshments afterwards, (Other private days can be organised for groups ) 

Other alternative local hunt clubs can be organized on wednesdays, thursdays or saturdays, for example Grallagh Harriers Hunt Club based in Galway area (every wednesday and occasionally other pre-planned days) 

A very professional pack with great hound work, mostly jumping lots of nice stone walls. Capping fee is €150.00net. 


East Galway Hunt Club (Wednesday and Saturday) 

Good hound work but less jumping, consiting mostly of hedges, ditches and occasionally wire. Capping fee €100.00net 

The Galway Blazers, hunt Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. We do not provide horses for this hunt club but we can arrange hirelings from a different provider. Capping fee €150.00net.

Occasionally venues or hunt clubs may be changed around due to weather and or ground conditions. 


⭐️ Accommodation in oak lodge guest house portumna  (10 min)  


Caroline’s guest house in Tynagh (10 min)


Slieve aughty centre Eco style accommodation (30 min) 


(transportation too and from accommodation can be arranged) 



Hunting organised by Westside equestrian club (based in Flowerhill Co Galway Ireland


All riders are advised to have their own personal accident insurance, sign waiver forms and pay capping fees to the hunt secretary on the hunt day. 

Accommodation and packages made to suit your wishes can be arranged.

Feel free to contact Flowerhill directly at or one of our trusted agents for further details. (see Location and Bookings)