In one of those rare occasions with the weather just perfect and no hitches to report, the Lanesboro Horse Fair went down at treat at the weekend.
They came from all over the country and from as as far as Scotland and the UK to participate and observe at one of Co Longford’s most prestigious events.
“It was a huge success,” organiser Brigid Mullooly told the Leader.
“There were lots of horses and lots of dealing too.”
The overall Horse of the Fair went to Co Mayo native Charlie Gilroy.
Charlie attends fairs across the country and is no stranger to Lanesboro either.
For Charlie, the award iced the cake on what was a great day out for all the family.
“People came from all over the country and indeed from overseas,” added Brigid.
“The weather was just perfect for the occasion and we are looking forward now to next year’s fair.”
Brigid also took the opportunity to thank all those who supported Lanesboro Horse Fair and the many others who helped out in any way.
“It was great to see everyone coming out to support the event; it was also nice to see everyone enjoying themselves,” she said.
“Thank you so much to everyone for all their help and support this year.
“Hopefully next year will be as good; we will take a short rest and then the planning for 2017 will begin in earnest.”