Killorglin is the venue for one of Ireland’s most unusual street festivals – Puck Fair. The fair is one of Ireland’s oldest and longest celebrated and is held without fail on 10th, 11th and 12th August every year. Nothing compares to Puck Fair, be it on the island of Ireland or on a global scale.
It is the highlight of the Killorglin calendar and a unique celebration that never fails to draw huge crowds, make headlines and above all entertain!
Centred on the ritual of crowning a mountain goat as ‘King of the Fair’, Puck, as it is affectionately known, is a three day family fun festival which features traditional horse and cattle fairs, a crowning ceremony, parades, live music, open air concerts, workshops, street performances, a fun fair and a lot of pageantry!
No other Irish festival can lay claim to more than 400 years of enduring tradition and yet still thrive! No other Irish festival has tongues wagging in places far and wide as Brazil, Japan, New Zealand and New Orleans – just a selection of some of the diverse places visitors have hailed from.