Omey Races

Omey Island Horse Racing, Co. Galway

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IMG_7212 The All Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter finals were also on. Kerry versus Galway.

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St. Patrick’s Day

This year we headed down the road and checked out the local St. Patricks Day Parade in Oughterard.  Here are a few snapshots. Enjoy!

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The crowd anxiously waiting for the parade to start.

IMG_4840“Quick, hold my hand. She’s taking a photo.”

IMG_4881 A country parade wouldn’t be complete without a tractor.

IMG_4870If only we were a few more inches taller.

IMG_4909I wasn’t expecting to see this.

IMG_4891Getting ready to go!

IMG_4921Straight from the horses camera.

IMG_4899 Showing of his wheels.

IMG_4912The Poser.

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IMG_4929Onlooker.

IMG_4939Out and enjoying the festivities.

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Ginger soaking in the sun.

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Natural Elements on Banna Beach.

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Machine and Nature.

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Spots of brightness.

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Meet Trig.  He is half lab, half boxer and is a bit obsessed with bottles, balls, or really anything you throw.

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Journey Home.

Ballinasloe Horse Fair

Also known as the Ballinasloe October Fair, this is one of Europe’s oldest and largest horse fairs dating back to the 18th century.  The street vendors, carnival, horse shows, and sales make this an event not to be missed.

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Ballinasloe Bar

The view