Roads from Tralee and Killarney join at the bridge over the river Laune which leads to the Killorglin, often called the gateway to south Kerry. This is a lively market town surrounded by some beautiful scenery and a short distance from the spectacular Caragh Lake.
What’s in Killorglin?
The River Laune is a great fishing river, very popular with salmon and trout anglers. On the banks of the river stands the clubhouse of the Killorglin Rowing Club.
The town has some exceptionally good restaurants and some lively pubs.
One of Kerry’s leading GAA Clubs, Laune Rangers is located here.
The town is famous for its annual festival, Puck Fair. The festival centres around the selection and crowning of the best wild goat in the area, King Puck. The festival, which lasts a few days around the 11th of August, also has a horse fair, music, food, street stalls and general fun and entertainment. The origins of the festival are uncertain but some historians believe that it goes back to pagan times.
A bronze sculpture of a goat stands at the bridge at the entrance to the town.
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