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Thursday, 2 November 2017

Fair feedback! thumbnailEnjoying the Auld Lammas Fair Firework Display held at Ballycastle seafront on Sunday evening at the opening of the fair.

IT HAS been revealed that the Lammas Fair brings £2.3m to the local economy during the two day event which takes place every August. The figures were divulged by Mr Richard Baker, Director of Leisure and Tourism at Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council at a full meeting held in Cloonavin last Tuesday night.
His comment came after Sinn Féin Cllr Cara McShane pointed out the "stark drop" of on the day pitches during the Lammas Fair. She asked Director of Environmental Services, Mr Aidan McPeake, to "seriously consider" the pricing range.
She welcomed recent analysis carried out and said the Sunday night entertainment this year was "second to none".
She added: "I know the weather played a part in the numbers, but the Sunday night this year was absolutely fantastic.
“I know there are plans to extend the period leading up to the fair and this will be brilliant too but I would ask you to look at the pricing of pitches and a look at the number of stalls in the diamond area as they seem to have significantly reduced. This used to be the focal point on the fair but it's alarming now to see it."
Mr McPeake said the fact that numbers of stalls booked on the day had fallen was good news, as it means most of the stalls were sold in advance.

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