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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

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Alan Millar

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alan.millar@thechronicle.uk.com

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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