Beating the crisis on horse power
The recession may be showing little sign of going away, but the committee behind the ever-popular Galway Races fully intends to make hay regardless, writes John Fallon in Galway.
The Galway Races could teach the country a thing or two about how to handle a recession. That's according to Galway city mayor Padraig Conneely, who said that the festival had learned to adapt to ever-changing circumstances since the first horses battled it out in Ballybrit in 1869.
The event started out as a two-day festival and, in keeping with a policy that encourages incremental growth rather than dramatic leaps, has increased steadily to the current...
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