Ballinasloe Horse Fair & Festival

2015 Horse Fair Dates ~  Sunday 4th, Monday 5th & Saturday 10th October 

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 4th of October, Monday the 5th and Saturday the 10th of October.

PUBLIC NOTICE ~ Street Stalls Contact Number (090) 964 2263 

For more details on street Stalls for Sunday 4th, Monday 5th & Saturday 10th you to need contact Galway County Council @  (090) 964 2263

FOOD & CRAFT MARKET SUNDAY 11th OCTOBER Application form click here


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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