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Kinvara Horse and Cattle Fair – 1909

Connacht Tribune 13th November, 1909 p.7

Photo; BO'D
Photo; BO’D

The above well-known horse and cattle fair will be held in accordance with custom on Wednesday, November 17th, 1909 (being the first Wednesday after 11th November).  The fair, which has been such a very decided success since it was first started some years ago, has grown from very small dimensions to be one of the most noted held in the locality. It supplies a much-felt want to the farmers in the district, as well as to the multitude of people along by Carron and Ballyvaughan, who have no horse-fair nearer than Athenry or Loughrea.

The prices obtained at last year’s fair for colts and foals, as well as for good-class working horses was far in excess of prices obtained at any of the other local fairs. In the cattle department over 500 calves were disposed of last year at very remunerative prices. As Kinvara is the centre of a horse-breeding district, people from a distance would do well to patronise it. Already promises of support have been received from all quarters, and the supply of horses, foals and cattle at this year’s fair promises to be a record one.



B.A., M.A.(Archaeology); Regional Tour Guide; Dip. Radio Media Tech; H.Dip. Computer Science.

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