Photo by Siobhan EnglishBrian Kiely, 36, has returned Stateside to hunt the hounds of the Myopia Hunt in South Hamilton, Ma. The Dodge Ram driving Irishman from Tremore, County Waterford is a fan of many genres of music, from traditional Irish music to Kings of Leon and Johnny Cash. It all depends on the day!
e-Covertside: You accepted the job with Myopia early this year, but you have a wealth of previous experience. Where did you get your start?
Brian: A friend of mine in school had an uncle with a pack of hounds and I really go into it. I started with the Knockeen Harriers and the Waterford Beagles. When it came time to finish school and get a job, I loved hunting and stayed at it, whipping in for Island and Waterford foxhounds packs. I spent seven years when I originally came to the States, first as Whipper in for the Piedmont Foxhounds, then became Huntsman at Los Altos, then Rolling Rock before going back to Ireland for two seasons as Huntsman for Laios Foxhounds. The late Don Little rang me and I’ve been in Massachusetts eight weeks now.