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The Auld Lammas Fair, Ballycastle 25th & 26th August

Ireland’s oldest traditional market fair. Its exact origin is uncertain, but one theory is that it began as a result of the occupation of the area around Ballycastle by the MacDonnells of the Isles in the early part of the sixteenth century.

At the present day fair, street entertainment and market stalls attract thousands of people to the town. Two days of trading, bargaining, busking, amusemenst and street entertainment competitions all add to the atmosphere in this beautiful seaside resort of Ballycastle.

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