Tens of thousands are expected to flock to Ballycastle for the two main days of the Lammas Fair

A sailing ship arrives at the start of the Lammas Fair In Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

THE main two days of Lammas Fair on Monday and Tuesday are expected to once again see tens of thousands of people flock to Ballycastle.

The traditional end-of-summer extravaganza of dulse and ‘Yellowman’ is always a popular outing.

Denis Butler enjoying the start of the Lammas Fair In Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

 

The celebration is the oldest of its kind in Ireland, and has provided a meeting point for people since the 17th century.

The Fair’s agricultural charm remains to the fore and the heavy horse parade and vintage tractor display took place on Saturday.

The O’Boyle family arrive at the Lammas Fair In Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

 

A fireworks display is due to be held on Sunday evening at 9.45pm and an outdoor concert in The Diamond from 10pm.

All motorists travelling to Ballycastle to attend the Ould Lammas Fair are asked to follow event-specific directional signage.

Claire Lynn has her work cut out for her at the start of the Lammas Fair In Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

 

A park and ride facility will operate on Monday and Tuesday (August 26th and 27th) from McQuillan’s GAA ground on Whitepark Road from 10am.

All buses are fully wheelchair accessible and the service will run every 20 minutes at a cost of £5.

Deputy Mayor Alderman Sharon McKillop with Denis Butler and Stanley Jamison enjoy the start of the Lammas Fair In Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

 

The bus service will drop visitors off on the Coleraine Road near the junction with Castle Street and the Leyland Road.

Katie and Maisie McLernon enjoy the start of the Lammas Fair In Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

 

Limited disabled car parking can be found at Market Street and the seafront.

For those travelling on public transport, there will be an enhanced Translink Ulsterbus Service to Ballycastle – for more details go to www.translink.co.uk or phone the Translink Contact Centre in 028 9066 6630.

Leesa Jacques and her 8 week old King Charles Marko enjoy the start of the Lammas Fair In Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

 

A sailing ship arrives at the start of the Lammas Fair In Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

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