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Listowel Races

Another wonderful event that takes place every year is the Listowel Races. Racing takes place over a week every September. It is the last major racing festival of the summer so the crowds make the most of the festivities. Traditionally, it was a meeting where farmers, from all over Ireland, came to spend and gamble the money they made from the harvest, but it has since grown into something much larger and is now recognised as one of the major sporting festivals of the year.