It wasn’t all horse play yesterday at the Auld Lammas Fair in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim.
Despite the bad weather, many horse traders still made the traditional journey to the County Antrim town to witness the variety of breeds on show. It is believed to be Ireland’s oldest traditional market fair dating back as far as the 17th century. Along with the horses, revellers were treated to a music festival and the fairs famous treats, ‘dulse’ and ‘yellow man’. One being dried seaweed, with the latter being a sweet similar to honeycomb.
Our pictures show one trader inspecting a potential buy, while below two horses get the VIP treatment.