20 Aug 2022

WATCH: Carlow's Borris Fair sees everything from horses to dresses being bought

The rain has been holding off as people flock to the small Carlow village for a bargain

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There is also a heavy Garda presence in the area

The Borris Fair took place in Carlow on Wednesday and one local man said the tradition is a "good day for business" but there are fewer people attending this year.  

Speaking to Carlow Live's Darren Hassett, Patsy Nolan said:"It's a tradition in Borris but over the last few years the same interest is not in it. But it's a good day for business in the town."

You can hear more of what Patsy had to say by listening to the audio below:

Meanwhile, horses are a huge part of the attraction to the Borris Fair and many people will be there looking for an equine bargain. Here's a snippet of Wednesday's activities:

There was also a heavy Garda presence in the town for the day. Councillor Willie Quinn said: "It's cut down to a one day fair now. It used to be a three day event but people were stuck in their homes for days.

"The stall holders will be gone by 5pm today. The Council staff will move in at 6am tomorrow (Thursday) morning and the town will be back to normal. There are tight controls on the fair."

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