Congratulations to the Furbo community on the completion of their Sand Arena which will be officially blessed and opened on Sunday, March 1st, at 12 o’clock.
It is a terrific community initiative in a part of Connemara with a rich pony heritage. Furbo and district was once famous for its carraerí, who supplied Galway city with turf and had their own niche market in carrigín. In the early years of the last century, a convoy of carraerí brought loads of carrigín to Galway to catch the Dublin train from where it was shipped to the hotels of London.
The new facility will enable local breeders to do some basic work with their ponies, adding value and making them more saleable. An imaginative undertaking – congrats to all!