The Sheep race is a charity event that happens every year. This year, it was postponed once because of bad weather. That was a really good move because the weather this weekend was absolutely perfect for outdoor events. It was actually roasting hot and sunny. The people looked happy and relaxed as if strolling on the beach. A myriad amount of flowery hats and dresses was visible throughout the event. There were smiles all round, It was a true family day out with barbecue, raffle, spud picking, long puc, penalty shoot out, pony rides and much more.
Since Oughterard is such a small place, hosting something similar sure brings out a nice crowd. Kids were running everywhere, people were chatting and gossiping, and of course cheering the jockies and the sheep!