Borris Horse Fair hailed as ‘a great success’

Irish Times
Irish Times

The annual Horse Fair at Borris, Co. Carlow, has been hailed as ‘a great success’ with the whole town packed and the cleanup operation completed in record time.

A report in today’s Irish Times reflects a positive, well received event, with all shops and pubs open in the town to take advantage of the enormous economic boost to the town of a well organised event with a long history.

In recent years, engagement with Traveller organisations including Pavee Point has brought the fair ‘back from the brink’   – in 2009 the post-fair focus was on the rubbish left on the streets and not cleaned up by the local authority in a timely fashion, while an RTÉ documentary discovered that rubbish left by visitors to the fair – rather than contributors to the fair, was responsible for many of the negative attitudes of local people to the annual event.

See the Irish Times article on the Fair here