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Success: Hotel thanked for removing foxhunting info from brochure
27 May 2010

ICABS has thanked the Mount Wolseley Hotel for removing information about foxhunting from its promotional brochure and website. In a Visitors' Guide to Outdoor Activities, the hotel had previously included details of hunts in Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford.

Following an appeal to the award-winning Carlow hotel, company director Sandra Morrissey announced that the information has now been removed.

"We took this off our brochures," she told a local ICABS supporter. "We have also taken it off our website."

ICABS thanks the Mount Wolseley Hotel for this very positive and compassionate move.

This is in line with the stance of Ireland's national tourism body, Failte Ireland, which recently reiterated its policy of not promoting or publicising activities involving cruelty to animals. A spokesperson for Failte Ireland told the Irish Times in April that it "would not allow information about foxhunting, hare coursing or similar activities to be included in marketing material or on the Discover Ireland website".

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Please let us know if any hotel, B&B or tourism group in your area is publicising blood sports and we will highlight the animal cruelty involved as part of an appeal to them.

Failte Ireland removes blood sports content
03 February 2009

Further to an appeal from the Irish Council Against Blood Sports, Failte Ireland has removed references to foxhunting and hare coursing from its Discover Ireland website.

In an email today from Failte Ireland, CEO Shaun Quinn stated: "I note your concerns about those aspects of our website content relating to field sports and I'm grateful that you have brought them to my attention. Failte Ireland's stated position is that it will not actively promote field sports and in this instance it transpires that there was a lack of familiarity with this position amongst some of our new regionally based website content editors. Failte Ireland has now moved to make the relevant staff aware of its corporate stance on this matter and has asked that the relevant content is removed immediately."

ICABS is grateful to Failte Ireland for its positive response to our appeal and for maintaining its stance on activities involving cruelty to animals. Thank you to everyone who joined us in our appeal to Failte Ireland.

If you are planning a home holiday in Ireland or travelling to Ireland from abroad, please visit Failte Ireland's websites at:, and

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