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Watch: Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle

 

The summer holidays are being brought to a memorable close at the Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle on Monday.

The streets of the town were filled with cheers and laughter as thousands of families descended on the town over the weekend to celebrate the time-old tradition of the annual festival.

It's the oldest of its kind in Ireland and finishes on Monday with a free open-air concert.

Sunday saw shoppers search for bargains on the many street stalls, farmers engaged in lively horse-trading, and children enjoying themselves on amusement rides.

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Posted by Belfast Telegraph on Monday, August 26, 2019

There was also the obligatory eating of Yellowman honeycomb and the purple, salty seaweed dulse - two treats synonymous with the Ould Lammas Fair.

The Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glen Council, Sharon McKillop, also put in an appearance, smiling as she took a turn in a traditional horse and cart, while a sailing ship anchored in the harbour.

Sunday's programme saw an artisan food market at Ballycastle seafront, a twilight market in the evening, live music at the Diamond and a fireworks spectacular.

Jack and Joanah Denny enjoy an ice-cream during the warm weather on Ballycastle beach. Photo by Peter Morrison
Jack and Joanah Denny enjoy an ice-cream during the warm weather on Ballycastle beach. Photo by Peter Morrison
The first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Sean Bateson at the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. Keith Douthart at the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Thousands of people pack the main street in Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
Daniel Bell with his Grandmother Carol Dunlop enjoying the warm weather in Ballycastle beach. Photo by Peter Morrison
A man entertains his dog during the warm weather in Ballycastle beach. Photo by Peter Morrison
Thousands of people in Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
Oisin Franey and Aine Franey playing their instruments in Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
Dan Hunter (4) walks his Shetland pony in Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
Dan Hunter (4) walks his Shetland pony in Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
People enjoy petting the animals in Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
Singers Ted Fox and Cowboy Lowry try to sell their music CD’s at Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
Singers Ted Fox and Cowboy Lowry try to sell their music CD’s at Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
Maurice McLarnon waits for customers at Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
A child enjoys the Rodeo bull in Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
Willow Douthart eating some yellowman at Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
Finn Stockman enjoys a bubble machine at Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
Corinn Toal with her daughter Emilia at Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. Musicians play on the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. Sophia McAuley on the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. Thousands flock to Ballycastle for the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. Oisin and Aodhan Black on the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. Natasha Brown pictured on the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. Brian Wall shoes a horse on the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. Lucy Digan (10) and Noah McGarry (5) on the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. Tammy McLester (7) on the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. John McCauley on the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
REPRO FREE 26/08/19 MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA LAMMAS FAIR.. the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Enjoying the weather at Ballycastle beach, from left, Ross Graham, Keegan Turtle, Carrie Turtle and Bella Graham
Cliodhma Murray cools off during the war weather while visiting Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
Cliodhma Murray cools off during the war weather while visiting Ballycastle during the Auld Lammas Fair. Photo by Peter Morrison
Willow Douthart (8) from Ballycastle with Dulse and Yellowman on the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Katie and Maisie McLernon enjoy the start of the Oul Lammas Fair In Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
The first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Simon Fleming on the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Dan Hunter on the first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
first day of The Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle organised by Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council. Picture Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Leesa Jacques and her 8 week old Marko enjoy the start of the Oul Lammas Fair In Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
O'Boyle family arrive at the Lammas Fair In Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Denis Butler enjoying the start of the Oul Lammas Fair In Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
A sailing ship arrives at the start of the Oul Lammas Fair In Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ald Sharon McKillop Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council presents Dermot Donaghy with his prize at the Ballycastle Lammas Fair parade of Vintage Cars and Tractors on Saturday in Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ald Sharon McKillop Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council presents Dan McToal with his prize at the Ballycastle Lammas Fair parade of Vintage Cars and Tractors on Saturday in Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ald Sharon McKillop Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council presents Brendan and Stephanie McLaughlin with his prize at the Ballycastle Lammas Fair parade of Vintage Cars and Tractors on Saturday in Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ald Sharon McKillop Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council presents Tommy Colgan with his prize at the Ballycastle Lammas Fair parade of Vintage Cars and Tractors on Saturday in Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ald Sharon McKillop Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council presents Maura McGregor with his prize at the Ballycastle Lammas Fair parade of Vintage Cars and Tractors on Saturday in Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ald Sharon McKillop Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council presents Conor McClaffery with his prize at the Ballycastle Lammas Fair parade of Vintage Cars and Tractors on Saturday in Ballycastle as Martin Gillan looks on . PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Deputy Mayor Sharon McKillop with Denis Butler and Stanley Jamison Pictured at the Lammas Fair Heavy Horse Parade in Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Pictured at the Lammas Fair Heavy Horse Parade in Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Roisin McGinn Pictured at the Lammas Fair Heavy Horse Parade in Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Claire Lynn keeps her horse under control Pictured at the Lammas Fair Heavy Horse Parade in Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Pictured at the Lammas Fair Heavy Horse Parade in Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Celil McQuilkan Pictured at the Lammas Fair Heavy Horse Parade in Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Pictured at the Lammas Fair Heavy Horse Parade in Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Denis Bulter with deputy Mayor Sharon McKillop Pictured at the Lammas Fair Heavy Horse Parade in Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Martin Gillan leading the Parade Pictured at the Lammas Fair Heavy Horse Parade in Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ald Sharon McKillop Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council presents Natt McLean with his prize at the Ballycastle Lammas Fair parade of Vintage Cars and Tractors on Saturday in Ballycastle as Martin Gillan looks on . PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ald Sharon McKillop Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council presents Sean Mullan and Villa with his prize at the Ballycastle Lammas Fair parade of Vintage Cars and Tractors on Saturday in Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ald Sharon McKillop Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council presents Donal McAllister with his prize at the Ballycastle Lammas Fair parade of Vintage Cars and Tractors on Saturday in Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ald Sharon McKillop Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council presents Colm Walsh with his prize at the Ballycastle Lammas Fair parade of Vintage Cars and Tractors on Saturday in Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ald Sharon McKillop Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council presents Sean McAleese with his prize at the Ballycastle Lammas Fair parade of Vintage Cars and Tractors on Saturday in Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ald Sharon McKillop Deputy Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council presents Alfie Close and Jammie Laverty with his prize at the Ballycastle Lammas Fair parade of Vintage Cars and Tractors on Saturday in Ballycastle. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Sean McLernon on his tractor
Leesa Jacques and 8 week old Marko at the vintage run
Pictured at the Lammas Fair Heavy Horse Parade in Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Malachy McKay Pictured at the Lammas Fair Heavy Horse Parade in Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Pictured at the Lammas Fair Heavy Horse Parade in Ballycastle.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ballycastle Marina was the backdrop for the Ould Lammas Fair Fireworks disply on Sunday evening where thousands of people turned out to watch the display. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ballycastle Marina was the backdrop for the Ould Lammas Fair Fireworks disply on Sunday evening where thousands of people turned out to watch the display. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Ballycastle Marina was the backdrop for the Ould Lammas Fair Fireworks disply on Sunday evening where thousands of people turned out to watch the display. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Pictured at the Lammas Fair Beach Race on Ballycastle beach on Saturday evening raising funds for the Riding for the Diasbaled Coleraine. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Roisin McGinn Pictured at the Lammas Fair Beach Race on Ballycastle beach on Saturday evening raising funds for the Riding for the Diasbaled Coleraine. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
Match makers Pictured at the Lammas Fair Beach Race on Ballycastle beach on Saturday evening raising funds for the Riding for the Diasbaled Coleraine. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

The Ould Lammas Fair has been running for around 400 years with the first recorded event taking place in the 17th century.

It traditionally marks the end of the summer and the start of the harvest season.

This year saw more than 400 stalls line the streets to sell homemade goods, arts, crafts and local produce.

Early indications are that visitor numbers to the town increased up due to the good weather.

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