[Video & Audio & Photos] Cahirmee Horse Fair

14th July 2014, Monday, 11am
By David O’Sullivan

More than 1 million euro could change hands for bloodstock here today

Ponies of various breeds & sizes , donkeys as well as sport and hunting horses will change hands at the Cahirmee Horse Fair in the North County Cork town of Buttevant. It’s on the main Cork-Limerick Road, so diversions are in place.

An aside to the horse fair are the hundred or so stalls along the street traders are literally selling everything: power tools, every shape of spanner possible , cuddly toys  One stall had a huge supply of stetson hats, possibly from the Garth Brooks concert that has recently been in limbo?

One enterprising man has a slogan on his stall “We have everything… from home ware to horse ware!”
Yes it’s a case of Whips to wires, and Cloths to coats.

The main street in Buttevant is very different to a normal day here with the streets packed and let’s just say it smells differently after the “deposits” of many of the animals.

The Gardai have a very strong presence here today for both safety and security

There are other fairs in Ireland such as

  • Spancil hill
  • Kenmare
  • Connemara
  • Puc fair in Kilorglin
  • Balinasloe

Reporter with TheCork.ie David O’Sullivan is at the horse fair and spoke on both Cork’s 96FM and C103’s talk shows about the event

TheCork.ie Reporter David O’Sullivan also summarised the event on camera


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