What’s in a name in Ballycastle-O…

THE BBC recently invited comments from people with unusual names, and I have to say I pity the poor Manchester fellow who parents named him ‘Lammasfair’. Mr Rossman explains: “At school I used to get annoyed when people made fun of my name. My parents (both sadly deceased) gave me the name because they met at the Lammas Fair in Ballycastle in Ireland. Now I think Lammasfair is a wonderful name because people always ask me about it and I can tell them the story of how my Mum and Dad met and fell in love.” I wonder did his dad treat his Mary-Ann to some dulse and yellow man to capture her heart?! Any more local rarities out there?

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