Horse-Drawn Cart on a Busy City Road!

On Sunday afternoon, I was pleasantly surprised to see a man standing up on an open cart steering its horse through a Kirwan Roundabout populated by speeding cars driven by aggressive drivers.
I just had to take this brave man's (& horse's) photo! So I flagged him down & got talking to him.
A true gentleman, his name is Michael Cunniss & he has worked with horses all his life.
Only a few decades ago, a sight of a horse-drawn cart would have been a common everyday occurrence in Irish towns. Now, our modern roads are just too dangerous not only for horses, but for pedestrians & cyclists. So much for progress!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egi8aXYNJag

Brendan Smith said...

Michael Cunniss was a true gentleman. Galway city is a better place because of him and his equestrian activities will be remembered fondly for years to come by tourist and local alike.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam