A High Court judge has ruled that a company which provides amusements at the horseracing festival in Listowel, Co Kerry, has lost its right to benefit under a 17th-century charter.
Under the charter, issued by King James I in 1612,Thomas Fitzmaurice, Baron of Licknawe, was given the right to hold a free market in Listowel every Saturday and a two-day annual fair on the feast day of the Finding of the Holy Cross.
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