Ballinclare Fair, Annascaul


Ballinclare Fair, Annascaul

Ballinclare horse fair in Annascaul is said to be the oldest sheep & horse fair in Ireland. It was was originally held in the townland of that name, about a mile outside Annascaul Village, on 1 May and 4 October. In the nineteenth century the fair moved into the Main Street of the village, but retained its old name. By the 1950s the fair had died out, but was revived in 1998.


As well as livestock there is plenty to entertain the visitor, including children's entertainments, a pet show, stalls selling merchandise and music in and around the local pubs. Live music in all pubs, the famous Mutton Pies, various sheep shows etc. People come from all over Ireland and gather to enjoy the atmosphere of the day and buy and sell animals.


1pm Sheep Show

2pm  Pet Show

2.30pm Music, Hanafins Bar:  

3.00pm Zumba Disco and Fancy Dress, Randy Leprechaun Bar

6.00pm  Music, Brosnans Bar


Prizes for best dressed lady and best dressed farmer

Great fun for all the family

  • Address: Annascaul, Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry
  • Distance from Dingle Town: 10-15km
  • Nearest Town or Village: Annascaul / Abhainn an Scáil



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