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In a world where each new day seems to bring increased uncertainty, we can be sure that Thomas Hardy did not have the Galway races of 2020 in mind when he penned the title of his 1874 novel, Far From The Madding Crowd, but that is the phrase that came to mind earlier this week when arriving at Ballybrit for the annual extravaganza that is The Galway Racing Festival.
If you’re a spring person like me this may not be your favourite time of year. However we are all part of the great circle of life and as the year draws to a close there are many compensations to be had for the shortening days in the outdoor world. This is when those with large gardens are to be envied as autumn, more than any other season, is the time of the tree. If you live in an area with acidic soil you are even luckier as many of the best trees for autumn colour produce their most vivid tints in acidic areas.
“ I feel that every step of my plan has been taken with the Divine help. The wire has never been so well cut; nor the artillery preparation so thorough….”