Stephen Lee Playing Hide and Seek

Photographer's Name
Mattia Zoppellaro

Irish Travellers, also known as pavees, are a traditionally itinerant ethnic group who maintain a strict set of traditions. Travellers converge at the horse fairs to buy and sell horses, meet with friends and relations and to celebrate their music, history and folklore. Appleby Horse Fair takes place every year in June. It is held outside the town at a crossroads on the Roman Road near to Gallows Hill, named after the public hangings that were once carried out there.

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