Rabbit Hunters at Kinnycally
These photos were taken in the early 1980's and are an excellent portrayal of the once popular pastime of "ferreting" - putting a ferret into rabbit holes to get the rabbits out so that they could be hunted and killed. Ferreting was a big thing in the days when rabbit stew was a local delicacy and a luxury!
Paul Duddy, Dara McNulty, Mark Bovaird, Girl unknown, Willie Peoples and Bertie Brown
Mark Bovaird and Willie Peoples
From Left to Right, Willie Peoples, Paul Duddy,
Mark Bovaird in foreground with Dara McNulty behind
Paul Duddy and Mark Bovaird
Dara McNulty with Mark Bovaird and of course the unlucky rabbit!