09 August 2013 - 12 August 2013
Puck Fair is Ireland's oldest festival. It is reputed to be the only festival in the world which takes a wild mountain goat from the local mountain range and makes him king of the town for 3 days and nights! Free, fun, family events take place across the 3 days. Music acts, street entertainers and performers from all over Ireland and the world attend the festival – highlights include open air night time concerts, a host of local bands and traditional groups and céilís. Traditional elements of the fair are still very strong, the highlight of which is the traditional horse fair held on the first day, a parade through the town and a coronation ceremony crowning the King Puck Goat by The Queen of Puck. The festival goes out with a bang with a massive fireworks display at Midnight on the final night. Puck Fair celebrates its 400th anniversary in 2013, so the festival will be extended to 4 days instead of the traditional 3. Things kick off on Gathering Day, 9 August.
Telephone:+353 (0)66 976 2366
Fax:+353 (0)66 976 2366
Address: Killorglin, Co Kerry, Republic of Ireland