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Paddy’s Corner - Only In Galway

by Padraig Parkinson |  Published: Oct 01, 2013


If you like gambling, the craic and the company of people whose sanity is at best questionable, you’d love the endurance test that is The Galway Races. Just to complicate an almost impossible obstacle course, Fintan Gavin, Dave Curtis and Full Tilt got together to add an extra week to the festival by erecting a tented village and staging a UKIPT event etc. Its rumoured that the DPP are currently deciding on whether to charge them with attempted murder. If they’re not, they should be! I was pleasantly shocked when I noticed that one of the horse races was called the Sean “Budgie” Burgess Memorial in honour of an old friend of mine who passed away not so long ago. It brought back some great memories Burgess was one of the worst gamblers I’ve ever met but was so enthusiastic he could get you into all sorts of trouble. Years ...

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