The Galway Blazers
When Peter Deighan gained the commission to paint the famous Galway Blazers Hunt he was delighted, it was his first hunt painting, and to him, the best, made world famous by the fact that John Huston, film director, had been
the Master of the Hunt. It is interesting to record the origin of the “Galway Blazers”. The County Galway was hunted for several years prior to 1840 by Robert Parsons Persse of Castleboy. For a fortnight each year these hounds were invited by the Ormond Hunt to hunt the latter country. At the end of the visit the Galway men entertained the Ormond Hunt at Dooley’s Hotel, Birr. On one occasion the festivities resulted in the burning of the hotel. This was the origin of the name “Blazers”. Published in a single limited edition of only 500 worldwide, each print is individually numbered and signed by Peter Deighan, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
Limited Edition (Worldwide): 500
Image Size: 635mm x 559mm Print Size: 26” x 25” approx.