Ballinastack. Co. Galway. Republic of Ireland. 01/01/1999
Hunting under a rainbow with the North Galway Foxhounds at Ballinastack. Co. Galway.
The North Galway Hunt stretches north of Galway City along Lough Corrib in the west and north, and extends northwards into County Mayo and eastwards into parts of County Riscommon. Originally known as the Bermingham and North Galway Hounds it was founded by Sir Dermot and Lady Molly Cusack-Smith in 1946, the hunt was handed over to a committee of landowners and keen hunting families on her retirement and is now known as the North Galway Foxhounds.
From the book The Republic (Allen Lane, 2016) Seamus Murphy's personal and immediate look at his native Ireland on the eve of the 100th anniversary of its revolutionary Easter Rising, which paved the way for independence for the south of the island, the Republic of Ireland.