THE festive season is one of the most important times of the year for hunt packs nationwide with plenty of visitors swelling the normal rank and file. Noel Mullins and Siobhan English were out with packs, bringing you a flavour of the action.

And there were plenty of riders parting company with their mounts across some of Ireland’s toughest country, hunted by the Scarteens and Catherine Power was on hand to capture these thrills and spills.