continued........ It was during his mastership that his huntsman was the great Charley
Charley Bowles was probable the nearest we ever got to an Irish
Jorrocks. He was kind, fat, and was good humoured and hunted
hounds for 50 seasons till the age of 85 he was still brave as a lion and
took many a thundering fall. When Charley died he was buried near
the kennels in Ballymacad's so the hounds could run over his grave
twice a week, on his death, his son tommy took over as huntsman.
In 1847 the hounds were moved to Cavan by their new master Gerald
Dease who later became a famous master of Westmeath. In 1856 the
hunt was disbanded. The Ballymacads hunt and country as we know it
today was revived in 1885 by Mr W. kilroy.
In 1887 Mr Harmon of Crossdrum took over and hunted intil he was 85
Mr. Edward Rotherham of Sallymount became master and hunted until
1910. In that year a committee of Mr Harmon, Willie Naper, and Astley
Rotherham ran the Hunt. Cptn Naper generously presentd the hunt with
a site at Grennan as we know of them today.
In 1919 after the war Cptn Naper became master and hunted for 10
seasons, resigned and sold the pack to America.