Hunting season kicks off at Raphoe, Saturday 5 November

It looks like the Donegal Harriers are going to be blessed with absolutely perfect weather for their first hunt of the season. There’s bound to be an enormous turn-out and the parade of the field as they set off around the town’s diamond is quite a spectacle.

Several of our members will be out for the day. Cormac is riding one of his real favourites, Charlotte, while Rachel is taking Lotto out for her very first sight of the hunting field. She’ll be kept in check by her daughter Emma on her equally novice hunter, Prophet. Leo is bound to be out with Grace and Keary will surely pop up on his chestnut, Arthur.

If you feel like going along to watch the action, the usual meet time is 12 noon to move off at 12.30.