For Sunday Miscellany on RTÉ Radio 1, listen to Captain Williams Cracked the Whip at Tipster, by Leo Cullen...

He arrived to our house in the back of her Morris Minor Traveller one day in summer; a dapple of white and cream rather than the usual white and brown of his breed. Miss Turner, the huntsman, or huntswoman, of the Tipperary Foxhounds, tall and rangey in her jodhpurs, slung him out of the boot of the Traveller and dropped him in our yard. She spoke with a commanding Anglo accent: 'Call him Tipster so he'll learn to answer to it.’ It was the practice of the Hunt to foster weanling puppies with farmer-hunting types of the area – in that way they’d have the nourishing food of the land and the fields in which to roam.

Sunday Miscellany, RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday mornings at 9.10 am - listen back here.