THE Great Game Fairs of Ireland will be staging its 50th Irish Game Fair – their ‘Golden’ Game Fair – at Shanes Castle near Antrim.

Albert Titterington and a group of enthusiasts staged the first Game Fair in Ireland 34 years ago and now Shanes Castle’s Irish Game Fair and Country Lifestyle Festival on July 7 and 8 marks its 50th game fair in an unrivalled run of quality events.

Mr Titterington explained: “Our Game Fairs showcase country pastimes, conservation and the rural way of life. Every year we introduce new attractions, competitions and themes and this year is no exception being the ‘Year of the Salmon and Trout.’ And this fishy theme is the focal point for the huge Angling Village with everything one would expect at a top class angling show and more……Mid Ulster Mail…..28/06/12… full article…..