“Enniscorthy Fair”

Alternate titles: “The Galtee Farmer”; “The Galtee Mare”; “The Rusty Mare”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1985 (IRTravellers01)
Keywords: farming humorous horse trick hair
Found in: Ireland


A Galtee farmer sells a mare at Enniscorthy fair. The buyer clips and trims it like a racehorse. Fooled, the farmer buys it back for double his price. His wife recognizes the mare and calls him a fool for trimming it because it will get sick.



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