Every year in July, the Cahirmee Horse Fair is held in the Cork town of Buttevant.

The Cahirmee Horse Fair has been going on for centuries attracting traders and onlookers to the town of Buttevant. The fair was originally held in Cahirmee around two miles from the town.

For centuries, they've been selling horses in Cahirmee.

Trading is carried out in the traditional way with haggling over prices as buyers search for a bargain and sellers hope to make a decent profit.

This year, there were fewer horses on sale and trade was reported to be slow. Despite this, good quality show horses were selling for over £2,000 each.

The fair is also a traditional meeting place for the Travelling Community and this year was no different with Travellers coming from Britain and Ireland for the dealing, the fun and the music.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 15 July 1986. The reporter is Alasdair Jackson.