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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Flogging a dead horse ... star's T-shirts going for a song at fair

Published 15/07/2014 | 02:30

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Street trader William O’Connor tempts visitors to the fair with his bargain Garth Brooks T-shirts. Michael Mac Sweeney

HORSE breeders may have been heaving a sigh of relief at recovering prices but it was a tough day for street traders at one of Ireland's oldest horse fairs.

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Hawkers at Cahirmee Fair in Buttevant, Co Cork, decided to cut their losses on the Garth Brooks soap opera.

Trader William O'Connor wasn't waiting for final confirmation about the on-off Dublin gigs – and luckily for him, given the fact that it's now officially all over.

William decided to offload more than €10,000 worth of special T-shirts printed to celebrate the Oklahoma singer's planned return to Ireland.

T-shirts were being sold at just €10 – a big discount on the €30 asked by the likes of Neil Young and Bryan Adams for concert souvenirs. "It's a disaster for everyone," William glumly admitted.

Irish Independent

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