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23/6/2009. Spancill Hill horse fair. A scene from the Spancill Hill horse Fair Co Clare.At one time, Spancill hill was said to be Ireland's largest fair with buyers from Britain, Russia, Prussia, and France competing to purchase the best stock for their Imperial armies. Recently the fair has been revived and is now going from strength to strength..Spancill Hill is also traditional Irish folk song which bemoans the plight of the Irish immigrants who so longed for home from their new lives in America, many of them who went to America with the Gold Rush.This song is sung by a man who longs for his home in Spancill Hill, his friends and the love he left there. All the characters and places in this song are real. Picture James Horan/Photocall Ireland