EIRE: Sassenach Shindig

Under a fickle Irish sky, 152,000 people, including hunting types from a dozen lands, queued up at the bars and lounged beside the laurel bushes and lobelia borders of suburban Ballsbridge for Dublin's annual International Horse Show. The British visitors were happy to be in a land where prime beef and mutton were to be had for the asking (plus a deal of cash), and cheerfully paid as much as $200 weekly for a furnished flat within neighing distance of the grounds.

Most Dubliners, regarding the show as a mere Sassenach shindig, stayed away. Some attended for a side attraction:...

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