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The Ould Lammas Fair
The Ould Lammas Fair

Ireland’s traditional oldest fair which takes place on the last Monday and Tuesday of August. The present day fair provides street entertainment and market stalls.

Two days of trading, bargaining, traditional music and dance, horse trading village, amusements, artisan market and street theatre complimented by activities over the preceding weekend to add to the atmosphere in the beautiful seaside resort of Ballycastle.

The Fair traditionally attracts thousands of people from around the world and features stalls selling

craft, bric-a-brac, local crafts and farm produce to mention a few! Local specialities include 'Yellow Man' a sweet honeycomb candy and a red edible seaweed known as 'Dulse'.

Naturally North Coast and Glens Artisan Market will be at the seafront on Monday and Tuesday from 10.00 - 18.00. If you love local fresh food, quirky handmade crafts and fine art why not learn more and come and visit the many and varied stalls!

Locals look forward to the fair and enjoy meeting up with old friends that they haven't seen from the previous year! A good chat and a bit of craic is sure to be had.

Saturday 24th August sees the Heavy Horse and Vintage Show again. This spectacular unique parade is one not to be missed. A treat for all the family! See details below.

Opening times

Stalls open from 09:00 - approximately 20:00

Heavy Horse & Vintage Show - departs Council Offices Car Park at 11:00

Vintage Cars & Tractor Parade departs Dalriada Hospital Car Park at 15:00

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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The Ould Lammas Fair

County Antrim
BT54 6BT
Phone number
T: (028) 2076 2024
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