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Thursday 28 August 2014

Town to come to a standstill for Horse fair

Published 01/03/2012 | 14:03

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Millstreet Set Dancers participated at the Kanturk Credit Union Duhallow Scûr na bpaistì Finals. Credit: Photo by John Tarrant

MILLSTREET will come to a standstill on Sunday for its Annual Spring Horse Fair. Despite the passage of time with modern trends surfacing, the hosting has lost none of its crowd pulling appeal for patrons young and old drawn from all over the province.

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Millstreet Horse Fair maintains its glamour as a social occasion and an outlet to renew acquaintances with friends. Crowds and attractions have steadily risen over recent years with reservations expressed by gardaí and the local authority to growing difficulties.

A number of restrictions will again be put in place with the aim of providing safety measures that will alleviate potential accidents and reduce traffic chaos that had become a growing hinderance not only on fair day but also on the previous days.

The equine stock continue to come and though the standards are reduced compared to decades ago, their promises to be much wheeling and dealing in an exchange of cobs, ponies to donkeys. Adding to the occasion are all the trappings of the fair incoroporating an assortment of stalls and street traders plying the trade.

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