Mark Swaine with his Lubian goat at the fair in Mullagh in 2018.

Large crowds expected for Mullagh Fair Day

The traditional Mullagh Fair Day, one of the biggest and oldest in the north east, will take place today (Sunday), September 11.

Chartered first in 1621, before a brief lapse of several decades, the Fair Day was revived by the Mullagh Development Committee in 1997 to ensure that the present population of the picturesque east Cavan village kept in touch with their rich historical past.

All money raised on the day is reinvested in the community, on projects such as Mullagh Sports Centre, Mullagh Community Playground, the People's Park on the Fair Green, the Hill Walk, Mullagh Hall, Mullagh Tidy Towns but to name a few.

This year’s Fair Day begins with Mass at St Kilian’s Church at 9am, before the fair begins proper with live music on three stages, a wealth of arts and crafts, dog show, and much, much more.

Admission to the fair is €13, and €5 for students. Children under 12 are free.

The entertainment line-up for this year’s Fair Day includes ‘Cavan Girl’ Ellen Tinnelly, Eddie Quinn, Deirdre Shannon and her band, Suns of Bees, Matt and Paul Leavy, Martin Donohoe and friends, as well as an Open Mic for anyone else in attendance who might like to treat everyone to a song.