Monday, June 10, 2013

The Sheep Race, Oughterard

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! 
Enjoy the random snapshots from the Sheep Races in Oughterard!

the stars of the show:

The Jokies have assumed positions 

Ready steady go!
I have to admit that the sheep really needed a lot of encouragement to go into the right direction, a few times they doubled back where they started from and it took a lot of effort to keep them on the right tracks

 It was a fabulous family event, and I really think everyone had fun. I am sure the wonderful sunny weather had something to do with that as well

 All the beautiful hats and dresses...

Those two ladies worked hard for 3 hours 
to satisfy the picky customers

The little house was very busy all day long

 And this is the man in charge if it all
Harry Walsh, hard at work

Thank you for organizing such a great event!!

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