Council and Gardaí move to stop

Cahirmee Fair influx Cahirmee Horse Fair will not be held this year, but Gardaí and council officials fear that thousands of people will attempt to travel to the town anyway, so a plan is being put in place to prevent access in the days leading up to July 12th, the annual date for the fair. Cllr Ian Doyle, Mayor of County Cork, said that he and council officials have already held discussions with Gardaí in North Cork about how to close off the town in advance of the July weekend. It is expected that checkpoints will be in place on all approach roads, and the council will possibly also have to erect barriers along the town’s main street to discourage hawkers and horse traders.
Mayor Doyle went on to say that it would poten-tially be a huge health hazard if big numbers of people descended on Buttevant. “We have to put out the message that, under the current circumstances, it can’t take place,” he said.