A background story, Clifden ’16, Two ponies


'Poppy' and Tomas Grimes. Photo Cecilia Isabel Heikne
‘Poppy’ and Tomas Grimes. Photo Cecilia Isabel Heikne

Finally, here is a little snapshot of the story behind Lackragh Beauty (see Clifden Post) and An Cheathru Chaol Bláthnaid

“I was once told its bad luck to buy back something you already sold, for us this couldn’t be further from the truth!! Our two Clifden winners last week, An Cheathru Chaol Bláthnaid (Poppy) bread by us and Lackragh Beauty originally purchased about 11 years ago as a cracking 5 year old mare, were both sold and repurchased by us. Life took over, newly married; building our dream home and stables left us short of money.   Continue reading “A background story, Clifden ’16, Two ponies”

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TAISPEÁNTAS CHOIS FHARRAIGE, Spiddal ’16


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The Connemara Pony and Agricultural Show at Spiddal is always a very sociable affair. It is a gathering, where the Irish language is used as the ‘Lingua Franca’ of the entire occasion, from Schedules and Catalogues printed in Irish, to all announcements, notices and labels ‘as Gaeilge’ also. In 2010 Niamh’s Weblog paid a visit to this same Taispeántas Chois Fharraige when spoken Irish was heard as well and it was so good to hear it again.  Continue reading “TAISPEÁNTAS CHOIS FHARRAIGE, Spiddal ’16”