25 Jun

Lahardane Fair 15th August

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One of Mayo North’s oldest events, with a tradition of over 100 years. As was common at the time, the festival was a Harvest Festival, designed to give thanks for the summer crops in the area. Cattle and sheep were sold on the streets along with all manners of food, drink and crafts. The festival always falls on 15th August, which coincides with the Catholic religious holiday, the Feast of the Assumption.

Today on the streets of Lahardane during the Lahardane Fair Day under the shadow of beautiful Nephin Mountain, you can still see animals for sale, as has been the case for the last hundred years. It is also a day for families, relations and friends in the region to get together and celebrate their heritage.  Fun family events, crafts, competitions and of course music and dance ensure that this is a day to remember every August in Lahardane – and one where anything can happen!