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Puck Fair 2018

Puck Fair 2018

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10/08/2018 to 12/08/2018

Killorglin Venue

Killorglin, County Kerry

Puck Fair 2018 continues centuries of tradition in Killorglin.
The main events during this year’s festival are:
August 10th:
Horse Fair from 6am to 3pm
Daytime Bands: Johnny Ashe & Friends, Celtic Vibe
PassePartout Circus Arts, a circus & theatre company.
Wobbly Circus Street Show.
Spraoi Chiarrai with Kerry dancers, musicians and storyteller.
Music with Declan McTaggart, The Wild Geese, Two Mikes & Family Ties, The Swing Cats and more.
Coronation Parade and Ceremony; The crowning of this year’s Puck Goat.

August 11th:

Cattle Fair fom 6am to 1pm
Music from Wild Geese, Johnny Ashe & Friends, The Subs, DJ Donal, Leas Ainm, The Islanders, Tim O’Shea & Friends, 2 Toned, Dreams of Freedom and The Cosmic Funk Band.
Lots of street theatre, stalls and music.

August 12th:
Music from Leas Ainm, Celtic Vibe, Tim O’Shea & Friends, DJ Donal, Declan McTaggart, The Goggin Brothers, Two Mikes & Family Ties, The Islanders, The Subs and Jake Carter
Street music, theatre, circus, parades and games.
The Queen of Puck
Fireworks Spectacular closing ceremony.

Puck Fair is one of the oldest fairs in the country, going back to the early 17th century. The tradition of catching a wild male (Puck) goat and crowning him king may go back much further, perhaps to pagan times.

The 3 day festival has a horse fair, a cattle fair, a Funfair music, open air concerts, lots of family entertainment, street stalls, food, drink, a fireworks display and lots more.
There is a great carnival atmosphere on the streets of Killorglin and Puck Fair 2018 is expected to be as lively as ever.

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