Monday, September 21, 2009

How to Hold a Hare

At the seminar there was a demonstration by John Curtin on how to hold a hare.  They are very delicate creatures and care must be used in picking them up.   Grasp the ears firmly and gently scoup them from underneath.    Do not grab across the ribcage or by the scruff of skin on there backs. Cradle them firmly against your side with you hand around the front leg.....as in this picture.

When taking a hare from a net always wait for another person to assist.........Never pull the netting from them but get your asistant to gently ease it of.....bit by bit............


Lovely day

What a relief it was to be able to get out harecatching this weekend....

and what a great day it is for families.......where would we be without all those young legs and all the energy they have.


Then off course the more "mature" members like to do the flanking!!



It certainly was a lovely day .............and young Brandon was voted "beater of the day"...........his cheerful voice put up a few hares!!


Its not all work.....................theres even time for dining out



Kilfynn....Directions

If you on your way to Kilfynn for the first time.........heres directions

Directions:
If coming via Abbeyfeale (about halfway through the town turn right and then first left) for Duagh, keep going until you reach the Listowel/Tralee road and turn Left. Keep going until you see the sign for Kilflynn (about 11 miles), the turnoff will be to the right. Before you cross over the bridge to get to the village turn left and the field is about 400 meters on the left handside.
If coming via Tarbert, head to Listowel and then follow the directions as above.
If coming from Cork via Castleisland or Killarney, please follow the All Ireland Medals that often fall out of people’s pockets till you reach Tralee. Head out the Listowel road for about six miles till you see the turnoff for Kilflynn on the left hand side. Before you cross over the bridge to get to the village turn left and the field is about 400 meters on the left handside.