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Man goes shopping in Galway Tesco - on horseback

It’s Ballinasloe Horse Fair week – and apparently anything goes.

WHEN YOU’RE CASUALLY doing the big shop in Tesco you don’t expect to come across a horse calmly exiting the automatic doors.

But that’s exactly what happened in Ballinasloe, Galway yesterday:

ballinasloe Source: Imgur

A possible explanation for the unique sighting might be the fact that the Ballinasloe Horse Fair is on in the town this week. Coincidence? Perhaps.

It’s Europe’s oldest horse festival, apparently:

ballinasloe2 Source: Ballinasloe October Fair

Local man Peter Toplis uploaded the image to Reddit yesterday evening, and told DailyEdge.ie that anything goes in the Galway town this week:

Strange things always happen in Ballinasloe during the horse fair.

The Snapchat shot has become seriously popular around Ballinasloe today, but Peter wasn’t the person to take it. He told DailyEdge.ie how he came to post it online, where it’s already amassed nearly 5,000 views in two hours:

I received it through a private message and it has gone viral around the town but nobody seems to know who took it.

So, the hero that went above and beyond to take this image is still a mystery and DailyEdge.ie would love to speak to them. Why was the horse there? Was it doing the weekly shop or just in for a few bits? Was it even well behaved?

The mystery of the Ballinasloe Tesco Horse of 2015 gets ever more intriguing.

Written by David Elkin and originally published on DailyEdge.ie

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