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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.
  
King George I granted permission for the local landlords to have a livestock fair in the town's green (oval).
Ballinasloe horse fair County Galway Ireland
     
 By the mid 1800's up to 4,000 horses were exhibited. Many of the horses were purchased for use on European battlefields. Today, over 80,000 horse lovers visit Ballinasloe during the week long festivities, pumping 3 million euro into the local economy. During the fair, the usually quiet town of Ballinasloe, is transformed into a sea of cars, trucks, trailers, horse floats and people.

 

 
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