The second Sunday in May every year sees the crowds make their way to the little village of Dunderry in the heart of Co. Meath. Now when I say crowds, I mean crowds – up to 30,000 visitors is not unknown. The attraction is the annual Dunderry Fair which according to their facebook page, “ was founded in 2004 by a few local lads”. The fair features a wide variety of trades and skills of times gone by. Everything from butter making, to spinning, to wood carving and even drop of the Poitín can be had.
The butter tasted divine.
…..as did the Poitín……
There’s always plenty of animals to see, everything from goats, sheep, cows, pigs, dogs, ducks and horses. One of the main attractions is always the farriers and it’s not very often you’ll get to see two legged shoeing! This is when two farriers work together and shoe two legs on the one horse at the same time.
And of course there’s always a bit of buying and selling. This time a chicken or hen (can never tell the difference) is carefully bundled into a fertiliser bag en route to his/her new home.