Carrickfergus Harbour car park closed to vehicles for a month to host a funfair

Motorists are being advised of the closure of Carrickfergus Harbour car park for a month from today (Friday).

The waterfront facility will be shut to vehicles to enable it to be used for a funfair.

A Mid and East Antrim Borough Council spokesperson said: “Council has permitted the Harbour car park in Carrickfergus to be used from 10 July 2021 to 11 August 2021 inclusive by the funfair, Planet Fun.

“Planet Fun, as the organisers, have responsibility for managing and adhering to the current Covid-19 regulations and guidance from the Northern Ireland Executive and Public Health Agency.”

Carrickfergus seafront

Council added that free parking will be available at other car parks during this time.

A section of the harbour car park was also used for a period last month to facilitate a “creative industries event”.


The castle interior was closed to the public too on June 28 and 29 to accommodate filming of a big screen fantasy production. Numerous photos emerged on social media showing actors Hugh Grant, Chris Pine, and Michelle Rodriguez on location. Click here

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has previously confirmed that free parking will be provided in Carrickfergus during high profile events at the castle car park. Click here


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