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Second COVID cancellation could put Lammas Fair future in jeopardy- McAuley

Lammas Fair: Ireland's oldest fair falls victim to Covid-19

Lammas Fair in Ballycastle

Alan Millar


Alan Millar


THE cancellation of the Lammas Fair has been ‘devastating’ for Ballycastle, and its long term future could be in jeopardy if COVID 19 runs into a second year.

So says Kevin McAuley, Ballycastle man to his DNA, who hasn't missed a single Lammas Fair for 50 years – untill this year.

The well known local photographer shared his reflections with The Chronicle at a time when Ballycastle should be heaving with people, drawn by the fair's “electric atmosphere,” but instead he says, “there is no atmosphere at all.”

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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