Cahirmee Horses

Just a couple of photographs to kick off the Saturday taken on 12th July up at Buttevant where the Cahirmee Horse Fair took place in the town centre, on the main Cork – Limerick Road. Only in Ireland…

The first picture depicts a rather laid back sales man with a string of horses and the second a cluster of horses with men in the street. In the days of the Celtic Tiger many thought the event was outdated and should cease, but I expect that many in the town now are glad of a bit of a boost that this fair provides for local businesses. Enjoy.

Selling Casual Style - Cahirmee Fair
Selling Casual Style – Cahirmee Fair
Horses for Sale at Cahirmee Fair
Horses for Sale at Cahirmee Fair

8 thoughts on “Cahirmee Horses

  1. I like that you used both black and white and color to show different interactions between the horses and people at the fair. These images are visually interesting. I enjoyed taking a few minutes to explore the details of each one. Thanks for your commentary also.

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  2. The shots are really different…the close proximity of the people to the horses and the matter of fact expressions makes it look like everyone is moving along in a rather routine kind of day ..yet I can’t help but wonder whose “personal” space is being invaded…

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  3. More lovely shots, MM.
    (and how lucky were you to catch all those different horse colours in the one frame).

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    1. Lucky? You should have seen the effort that went in to it. No but seriously, I loved the line up of different colours the horses provided hence this shot is in colour. Have had a tough time trying to decide which ones are better suited to colour and which to B&W. Thanks for commenting. MM

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