All Blog Posts Tagged 'Horses' (7)

The Irish Workshop Trots its Stuff at the Dublin Horse Show

Calling all horse enthusiasts:

The Irish Workshop had the honor of attending the 2016 Dublin Horse Show, and we must say we were absolutely tickled pink with the experience!…

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Added by The Irish Workshop on August 4, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Field ... For Toby

Toby is a beautiful chestnut Bavarian warmblood gelding.  He came into our lives four years ago. His previous owner thought he had kissing spine, a terminal condition, and he was going to the factory. My daughter…

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Added by Jillian Godsil on June 20, 2016 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

An American Girl in Ireland in the Summer of '65

In 1965, my father, at the age of 60, decided it was time to find his Irish roots. The only problem was that one of his daughters was to be married late that summer. My mother declared he could go, but to give her some relief, he would have to take their youngest child with him, which was their 11-year-old daughter. This is how…

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Added by Susan O'Dea Boland on January 2, 2016 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Moving In, And Moving On ...

Oh dear, it’s been such a long time since I wrote anything for The Wild Geese … I didn’t realise how long until I re-entered the site. Why? I moved house (or 'flitted' as we call it in Northern Ireland). I moved to a house that looked great on viewing but proved otherwise when we got in. With all the furniture removed and no one there, the extent of what needed to be done swiftly became all too clear.…

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Added by Margaret Whittock on November 4, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

91 Years and Counting: Connemara and its Pony

The Annual Connemara Pony Festival takes place in Clifden, County Galway from Sunday the 27th through Sunday the 24th of August. The highlight of the festival is the Connemara Pony Show on Thursday and Friday. To mark this important annual event, I'd like to offer this brief primer…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on August 11, 2014 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Are You an Irish 'Hostler'?

If your great grandfather listed his occupation as a hostler – what did he do?

The word is spelled "hostler" in American English, but "ostler" in British English. It traces to c.1386, meaning "one who tends to horses at an inn"—and also, occasionally, "innkeeper." It is…

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Added by Dee Notaro on July 19, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Forgotten Horses of Galway

I recently did a photo shoot in aid of a wonderful charity called Forgotten Horses Ireland (www.ForgottenHorses.com).  This organisation is strictly volunteer-run -- that is, every cent donated or raised by the charity goes directly to caring for these beautiful animals ...…

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Added by Irish Homeland Photography on September 17, 2013 at 4:30am — 7 Comments

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