Northern Ireland Sights



The Ould Lammas Fair

The Ould Lammas Fair Review

Every year since 1606, on the last Monday and Tuesday in August, Ballycastle has hosted the Oul' Lammas Fair, a modern version of the ancient Celtic harvest festival of Lughnasa (Irish for "August"). Ireland's oldest fair, this is a very popular two-day event with entertainers, several hundred shopping stalls, and even a pony show. Treat yourself to the fair's traditional snacks, dulse (sun-dried seaweed), and yellowman (rock-hard yellow toffee).

Updated: 02-04-2013

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