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Smithfield Horse Market

 

Venue: Smithfield Square, Dublin 7 Website: NA Price: FREE Date: First Sunday of Every Month Time: Morning until Noon

 

Have you been looking for a unique Dublin cultural opportunity? Like the smell of manure and the feeling of being out of your element? Look no further! For the past 280 years The Smithfield Horse Fair has taken place in Smithfield Square—just a five-minute walk from Blackhall! The Irish Travelling community and small-scale farmers migrate to this square the first Sunday of every month to sell horses and socialize.  You can find out more about Irish Travellers here: http://www.ul.ie/~library/travellers/irishtravellers.htm  Not without controversy, animal rights groups and various factions of civic and business life in the city would not be sad to see this particular tradition die out. Opposing schools of thought believe that this event is integral to Irish cultural heritage and should be preserved at all costs. Whether you love it or hate it—it is important to make your mind up in person. This Sunday presents the perfect opportunity to do so.

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