"'every car in Dublin is making for Fairyhouse in a convoy'"

Fairyhouse is a race course in County Meath not far from the Dublin/Meath border. It hosts its biggest meet of the year each Easter Monday and is a very popular day out for Dubliners, both for the racing, the ladies fashion and the funfair amusements laid on for the children. It celebrates the ending of the hardships of Lent and the resurrection of Christ Irish style - with drink and gambling!