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Images from the well known Irish horse fair
8728596 
 International Horse Fair, Ballinasloe, County Galway Ireland. A tricoloured pony being ridden among the herd.

The Ballinasloe Horse Fair has its origins in "The Gathering of the Hostings" dating back to the High Kings of Tara. Its formal charter was granted by King George to the Second Earl of Clancarty in 1722.

Today, over 80,000 horse lovers visit Ballinasloe during the week long festivities, pumping $3 million dollars into the local economy. 
 Keywords: Ballinasloe, horse, fair, Ireland, Galway, tri-coloured
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Photographer: Paul Reid
Collection: Balinasloe Horse Fair
Filename:
8728596
Upload Date: Friday, October 02, 1992
Photo Size: 4.2 MB; 2824x1712 pixels
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Caption:

International Horse Fair, Ballinasloe, County Galway Ireland. A tricoloured pony

being ridden among the herd.

The Ballinasloe Horse Fair has its origins in "The Gathering of the Hostings" dating back to the High Kings of Tara. Its formal charter was granted by King George to the Second Earl of Clancarty in 1722.

Today, over 80,000 horse lovers visit Ballinasloe during the week long festivities, pumping $3 million dollars into the local economy.
Keywords: Ballinasloe, horse, fair, Ireland, Galway, tri-coloured