Puck Fair

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“I’ll be Back for Puck!”



Now over 400 years old, Puck Fair is one of Ireland’s most ancient traditional celebrations, reportedly dating back to 1613 when King James I issued a charter that granted legal status to the existing fair in Killorglin at that time. The festival revolves around the coronation of a wild mountain goat, fondly and famously known as ‘King Puck’, who is crowned by The Queen of Puck; traditionally a young girl from a local primary school. There are many legends surrounding the origins of the Fair, with one particularly popular tale suggesting that it began during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland in the 17th century, when a wild goat broke away from its herd to warn the people of Killorglin of an impending attack.


While the foundations of the historical Fair have remained for centuries, the festival itself has changed and evolved over the years to create the version of Puck Fair as we know it today. From yearly rituals such as the Horse Fair and the all-important public crowning of King Puck to street performances, musical acts and endless children’s entertainment, people of all ages visiting the charming Kerry town at this special time of year can expect a truly memorable experience.


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Killarney Rd, Dromavally, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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