Ballinasloe Horse Fair & Festival

An Irish adage advises: Go east for a women; Go west for a horse..

over the rainbow 2010Ballinasloe Horse Fair is held annually in Ballinasloe, the second largest town in County Galway, in the western part of Ireland. It is one of Europe’s oldest and largest Horse Fairs, dating back to the 18th century. This annual event attracts up to 80,000 visitors from all over the world, with many returning to the town year after year. This festival is one of the most important social and economic events in the life of the town. The town is also renowned for horse and pony riding, show jumping and other equestrian activities which take place throughout the year.

This year the the horse/foal & pony fair takes place on Sunday the 5th of October, Monday the 6th and Saturday the 11th of October.

For more details on the rest of the festivities during fair week: check out the website for more details

The Festival office will open in September For more information contact Mary @ 0872071869

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