When I got to the Cahirmee Fair in Buttevant I enquired how trade was. It wasn’t long before I pocked up on the rumour of the Flying Dutchman. While the fair officially started on the Monday, this man was telling me that a Dutchman had bought close to 100 horses on the eve of the fair. Allegedly while the official day got underway on the 14th, there was already a whole convoy loaded with horses on its way to the Netherlands.
So obviously the stars of this Fair are the horses and without further ado I include images of some fine steeds.
Now if you think all the above is a bit far-fetched, just remember that both Napolean and Wellington were said to have bought horses from this fair for their campaigns.
Enjoy your weekend, whatever horse-play you may get up to.