ANY of the most enduring yearly events on the calendar here are left in the shade by the hardiest annual of them all.
Castleisland's annual November 1st Horse Fair is the greatest survivor we have and a constant reminder of our market town heritage and rearing - lest we forget.
The event, which sets till bells tolling and swells pubs and restaurants to their limits, is due a dry day out after a couple of disappointingly bad, wet days in recent years.
Even so, people - and traditionalists in particular - turned out in huge numbers to observe and preserve the tradition.
A few stragglers from the music festival will join singers and story tellers from all parts of the country and beyond and we're away in a hack for the afternoon.
People with no business near the town would be well advised to avoid it as traffic chaos is an inevitable consequence. Just make sure there's a safe passage for the Guinness lorry as Thursday is their traditional delivery day.