Ghillie Cottage & Blackwater Fly Fishing
Kilbarry Stud, Fermoy, Co. Cork,
Telephone: ++353-25-32720 Fax: ++ 353-25-33000
The Horses and Stud Farm
The Kilbarry Stud Farm breeds Sport horses, crossing our I.P.S.A. Licensed Traditional Irish Skewbald Cob Stallion, Kilbarry Bowie, with Thoroughbreds and mares of all breed types.
The progeny from this cross breeding have great confirmation, very quiet temperaments and are thrifty. They are great Jumpers and have the potential to make excellent Eventers, having speed, agility and great stamina. They love to go Hunting.
Skewbald cross-breds are also ideal family and riding club mounts.
We have stock for sale, please contact us for further details.
Doug is a founder and Chairman of The Irish Piebald & Skewbald Association.
Jack O'Sullivan, the National Secretary, and Doug obtained Department of Agriculture recognition for the I.P.S.A..
All stock registered with the I.P.S.A. are issued with a top class European Passport with the addition of a British Horse Database number.
To join IPSA email Doug or phone Jack O'Sullivan 025 31110
Fox Hounds Visitors are welcome with the following Hunts. If you would like to have a day with them, contact the Hunt secretaries, who will also give details of mounts for hire.
Avondhu Hunt secretary ~ Angela Brosnan tel. 00353 25 84250
Duhallow Hunt secretary ~ Pat Coleman tel. 00353 22 29350
Scarteen (Black & Tans) Visitors contact~ Richard Power tel.00 353 61 390192
United Hunt secretary ~ Nicholas Comyn tel. 00353 21 821572
West Waterford Hunt secretary ~ Diane Beecher tel. 00353 58 56224
Beagles Visitors are welcome to accompany these foot packs.
Awbeg Valley Beagles ~ Margaret Sheedy Kildorrery, Co.Cork
Castlelyons Foot Beagles ~ Ann Barry tel.00 353 25 31998
Woodrock and Blackwater Valley Beagles ~ Tony Buckley tel. 00 353 22 26250
Support the Countryside Alliance
Point to Point races are held by the Hunt committees in this area every Sunday from January to May.
Many top class Steeple Chasers started on this circuit. The meetings are always worth a visit, you will experience the Irish craic and a very warm welcome. Bring warm apparel and Wellington boots as it can get very cold and muddy.
A 30 minute drive from here will take you to the villages of Buttevant and Doneraile, where in 1767, the first Steeple Chase was held. A number of riders set out from a start position level with the point of the steeple at Doneraile church and raced to the point of the steeple at Buttevant church, through lands owned by the St. Ledger family.
Thus Point to Points and Steeple Chasing were born and in 1793 these terms were added to the Oxford Dictionary.
There are also excellent Race tracks nearby:- Mallow, Clonmel, Tipperary and Limerick.
There are Greyhound tracks in Cork City, Youghal and Clonmel.
There is a very strong Hare Coursing body in Munster.