Harvest Fair fever grips Donegal

For many years, the annual Harvest Fair in Ballyshannon was one of the biggest days of the year in south Donegal.

For many years, the annual Harvest Fair in Ballyshannon was one of the biggest days of the year in south Donegal.

And next weekend, thanks to the efforts of a hard-working organising committee, the Harvest Fair will return with a host of events planned over the two days.

The event is being organised as part of the ‘Backing Ballyshannon’ project and one of the organisers, Mai Kelly, says the reaction from people when the idea was first mooted was better than she could ever have expected. “It’s been brilliant. People aren’t just talking the talk, they are happy to put their shoulders to the wheel and get behind this,” she said.

Sticking with tradition, the Harvest Fair will run on Friday and Saturday, September 16th and 17th.

And it will be preceded this coming weekend by the Glenties Harvest Fair which is set to once again, draw huge crowds to the area. A bumper programme of events starts this evening with the official opening at 8pm. See our Sunday/Tuesday papers for the best coverage next week from Glenties.

Gardai in Glenties have announced details of traffic restrictions for Sunday and again on Monday which is Harvest Fair Day.