The Auld Lammas Fair, Ballycastle
26th August 2013: 1 Day Tour
The Ould Lammas Fair takes place in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim on the last Monday and Tuesday in August. It’s one of the oldest fairs in Ireland and has been held without interruption for more than three centuries. Within the town, streets are lined with more than 400 stalls selling a wide variety of goods, from livestock to painted scrolls. But the busiest trade is always at the stalls offering the traditional Lammas treats of Yellow Man, a sticky honeycomb toffee; and Dulse, a reddish sea weed of the variety ‘palmaria palmata’ which has long been eaten and also used in medicine by the Irish - especially in the north.
Letterkenny – Ballycastle, Co Antrim – Letterkenny
We depart Letterkenny early morning and arrive in Ballycastle at approximately 10.00am for a full day at the fair.
This evening we make our way back to Letterkenny.