Maam Cross Fair cancelled for 2nd year running

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Maam Cross Fair not happening this year

The Maam Cross Fair has been cancelled for the second year running, as it has been announced it will not be going ahead this month.

Galway County Council has said that there are no arrangements being made to hold the fair in 2021.

This decision is due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen a recent spike in daily cases.

The Maam Cross fair is a long standing tradition for farmers in the Connemara area, with sales of sheep, cattle, and the famed Connemara ponies.

Galway County Council and the Gardaí are typically involved in the safe organisation of the one day celebration, which involves closing the road from Maam Cross to Maam.

“Due to the continuing impact of Covid-19 and in the interest of public health and safety no arrangements are being made for the Maam Cross Fair to be held in 2021,” the county council said.