Articles tagged with: Ballyclare May Fair

Ballyclare May Fair

(taken from his book “Ballyclare” by Archie R. Reid)

Ballyclare May Fair
On the 16th December 1756 George II granted to the Earl of Donegal the right to hold two fairs yearly, at the Town and Lands of Ballyclare yielding therefore yearly to us the sum of thirteen shillings and four pence for the said fairs . . . . to be paid forever. At first the Fairs were markets for animals and goods but as they grew to four in a...

©2018 Ballyclare & District Historical Society

Website by Elm House Creative