I just saw this and want one !!!I wonder if i can persuade mick to sell up and we can hit the road ;D£25,000 and then i would need a horse..I have so wanted to go on holiday in a gypsy caravan in Ireland for years but mick is to conservative to even entertain the thought. www.gypsycaravancompany.co.uk/
I would love to go round Ireland in one as well ..When i used to look after some horses for a Romany he lived in a bungalow well he had one in his garden and every year he would take it to Appleby Horse Fair .They are works of art i love them i have some pictures of some i will dig them out later..
I saw a programme, where you could travel around Ireland, stop off at a farm, get the horse shod, and watered and fed, and you set off the next day, to another destination.
That would be lovely, I'd so want to do that too. I love the traditional look of them, and how clean they were kept too. I hope I win the lottery soon now, think I will get a lucky dip card tomorrow, just for luck.
I would love to see your pics wf, we can all dream then.
This reminds me of Wanderly Wagon, one of the first programs we received after RTE Irish television was started in the sixties.
The most well-known of these programmes was Wanderly Wagon, which was first shown in 1968. Wanderly Wagon followed human and puppet characters as they travelled around Ireland visiting interesting locations, rescuing princesses and generally doing good deeds.
The most popular characters were Judge (who was a sensible talking dog who was much loved by children), Rory, Mr. Crow, Foxy Loxy (who lived in a barrel at the side of the wagon and would speak with an American gangster accent), Fortycoats the shopkeeper and O'Brien who was played by Eugene Lambert himself.
Eugene Lambert, Ireland's most famous puppeteer, ventriloquist, was behind it. He is now deceased, but the original Wanderly Wagon is kept hidden away - and produced, as above, for puppet festivals and to commemorate Eugene Lambert. His family keep the puppetry business going and have a purpose-built theatre in Dublin, where they run shows.