Tuesday 12 December 2017

Caitriona Murphy: Art of the haggle at heart of traditional day's trade

Caitriona Murphy

Caitriona Murphy

HEMMED in by the Luas line and overlooked by sleek, modern architecture, the horse fair at Smithfield might appear to be a forgotten relic of days gone by.

But Smithfield is just one of dozens of horse fairs that regularly take place all over the country.

While the Dublin fair certainly has more of an urban patron than most other fairs, the core business -- the buying and selling of horses -- remains at the heart of it all.

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