Ould Lammas Fair
The fair has been running for nearly 400 years, dating back to the 17th century.
A ballad written by local shopkeeper and bog-oak carver John Henry MacAuley enhanced the local fame of the fair. MacAuley was also a well known fiddler, but died in 1937 before his song became famous.
On 28 August 2001 an Royal Ulster Constabulary officer discovered a large Incendiary bomb in the centre of Ballycastle whilst the fair was running. After the area was cleared British Army bomb disposal experts defused the device. The attempted attack was initially claimed by the Red Hand Defenders. However, the RUC later suggested that it was carried out by the Ulster Volunteer Force.
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- "In Pictures: Thousands enjoy Lammas Fair 2009 - Local & National, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk". www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
- Ould Lammas Fair