IRELAND’s long tradition of horse dealing is famously recorded, and one of the most colourful of its members is the Fethard-based trader Paul Donovan.

His Sportsfield prefixed horses have represented him across the world, while his yard at Byrneskill has been a ‘must visit’ destination for decades. An enduringly popular personality, and recognised for his infectious enthusiasm for life in general, the genial Donovan loves to sell horses and the world related to it.