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A Visitor Guide to County Kerry

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Puck Fair 2019

Puck Fair 2019

10/08/2019 to 12/08/2019 All Day

Killorglin Venue

Killorglin, County Kerry

Puck Fair 2019 continues centuries of tradition street fair entertainment in Killorglin.
The main events during this year’s festival are:

August 10th:
Horse Fair from 6am to 3pm
One of Ireland’s oldest  Horse Fairs used to be on the streets of Killorglin but has moved to a  large green-field site a short distance from the town centre (for space & safety reasons).

Puppet Show, Ms.Peggy street theatre, stilt walkers, clowns, magicians
Wobbly Circus Street Show and lots more.
Music with The Wild Geese, Killorglin Pipe Band, The Reel Brothers, Leas Ainm, Tim O’Shea & Friends, Dreams of Freedom The Celtic Knights and more.
Coronation Parade and Ceremony; The crowning of this year’s Puck Goat.

August 11th:
Music from Wild Geese, The Subs, The Reel Brothers, Leas Ainm, Two Mikes & Family Ties, 2 Toned, Dreams of Freedom, The Johnny Brady Bandand more.
Lots of street theatre, stalls and music.

August 12th:
Cattle Fair from 7am
Music from The Goggin Brothers, Killorglin Pipe Band, DJ Donal, Two Mikes & Family Ties,B’Fheidir, The Wild Geese, The Subs, The Papa Zitas and more
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 2019 is expected to be as good as ever.

Check https://puckfair.ie/schedule for full programme.

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