MINISTER for Agriculture Michael Creed TD will officially open the Connemara Pony Festival and welcome international visitors from all over the world to Clifden, Co Galway, on Thursday, August 17th.

The 94th Connemara Pony Festival takes place from Tuesday, August 15th to Sunday, August 20th and will kick off with a visit to Connemara Pony studs on Tuesday morning, followed by international reception that evening in the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel.