Scarteen Black and Tans Emly

The earliest records of the Scarteen black and tan hounds and the Ryan family goes back to 1640 shortly after the Flight of the Earls. Around 1820, Daniel O’Connell disbanded his pack of Kerry Beagles and his hounds were sent to Scarteen to augment the Scarteen Pack. The Ryans of Scarteen were closely related to the O’Connells of Caherdaniel. Present master Chris Ryan, now in his 34th season, is the eight generation of his family to have carried the horn.