ST STEPHEN’S Day, with the excesses of Christmas behind us, we ventured south along the Shannon Estuary to the magnificent Glin Castle for a lawn meet of the North Kerry Harriers at this most historic venue. Our hosts for the day were Dominic West, the famed film actor, and his wife Catherine, the chatelaine of Glin Castle, and their family who were there to greet all.

The estate and demesne of the castle were open to all comers for the day. To add icing to the cake, it was going to be a side saddle day, which always adds style and glamour to any day’s hunting.