Date Change for Game Fair
In a response to the outbreak of Coronavirus the organisers of The Irish Game Fair at Shanes Castle, Antrim have announced a change of date for the event.
The event which was due to be held over the weekend June 27 and 28 will now move to Saturday and Sunday, August 29 and 30.
Announcing the change, Show Director Albert Titterington said, “This year we have planned to stage a single all-Ireland Fair entirely centred on Shanes, making this by far the largest event of its kind in Ireland, attracting huge attendance from across Ireland as well as significant involvement of European competitors and traders. We therefore feel that a change of date is the only responsible measure open to us.
“Having decided, in the interests of traders, competitors and visitors, to postpone the event we were fortunate in being able to secure the last weekend in August, the traditional dates of our former Game & Country Fair at Birr in County Offaly. We therefore know from experience that this is great timing for the countrysports and rural communities.
“We look forward to providing a superb ‘end of summer’ event in a year when our tourism calendar will, sadly and inevitably, be badly affected by cancellations. Plans are already well advanced for the 2020 Irish Game Fair and will continue...albeit with ‘remote working’ now the order of the day.”