Kenmare Horse Fair

Kenmare Horse Fair I spent today out and about in the Kingdom, and happened unwittingly onto the annual horse fair in Kenmare. What a picture of contrasts! The pristine town was packed with a very different crowd from the usual, and the rambunctious mood of a traditional fair (that’s quite rare to come across nowadays) clashed with Kenmare’s 5 star image.

Kenmare CattleTraders lined the streets hawking work boots and power tools, and many of the town’s shops closed for the day.

Tourists seemed somewhat befuddled by the crowds and mayhem, but many were visibly pleased by the animals on show – from ducks to cows to ponies.

One would think from this photo that members of the Tidy Town Committee will have nightmares for weeks to come…

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4 thoughts on “Kenmare Horse Fair

  1. What a word “rambunctious”! I had to look it up: from the Icelandic ‘ram’ (an intensifying prefix) + ‘bunctious’ from ‘bumptious’.
    Sorry to leave my first comment on such a frivolous aspect. But thanks for leading me there.

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