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About Puck/Important Information

What you need to know!

 

About Puck Fair

Puck Fair – in Irish this is Aonach an Phoic, meaning “Fair of the He-Goat” is one of Ireland’s oldest fairs.  Every year a goatcatcher goes up into the mountains to catch a wild goat. The goat is brought back to the town and the Queen of Puck, traditionally a young school girl from one of the local primary schools, crowns him King Puck. This signifies that the festivities may begin!  On the 3rd day – minus his crown – he is brought down to be led back to his mountain home. 

The Welfare of the goat

The welfare of the goat is of utmost importance to all involved in organising Puck Fair. We have strict protocols in place to ensure this and they are overseen and checked by an independent Veterinary Surgeon. 

For more information on the Organsing Committees commitment, please read the document: Freedoms of Goat   To learn more about the origins of the Fair, please refer to  the history of Puck Fair

 

Directions and Parking

 

Killorglin is located on the world famous Ring of Kerry Road. From Killarney take the N72 and from Tralee take the N70. 

 

Click here for more information and useful transport links and information. 

 

Once here, please follow traffic signs and instructions and refrain from parking in no parking zones. These areas are there to ensure the free flow of traffic during the festival. There is ample car parking available in the Annadale Road Car Park (opposite Bianconi Inn), Killarney Road (near Puck Goat Statue) and the Tralee Road. Admission to all car parks is €5. Please ensure to lock all doors and windows when leaving your car and to remove all valuables from view inside your car.

 

 

Medical Centre

 

The Medical Centre is located on Mill Road

Telephone 066 97 90961 

 

The opening hours are: 

Thursday, August 10th – 9.00a.m. to 4.00a.m.

 

Friday, August 11th – 9.00p.m. to 4.00a.m.

Saturday, August 12th – 9.00p.m. to 4.00a.m.

 

 

 

 

Bar Exemptions

 

August 10th – 12th bars open till 3.00am August 9th & 13th bars open till 2.00am

 

PLEASE NOTE: Only plastic glasses on the street during the festival.  For everyone’s safety, this will be enforced by Puck Fair committee and security.

 

 

Accommodations

 

 

 

While Killorglin is a small town with no hotels, there are a plethora of beautiful B&Bs in and around town.  You can check resources such as Booking.com or Trivago to see what’s available.  Plan to book early as they seem to get snatched up quick this time of year!

On the other hand, if you want to broaden your options, there are loads of hotels, hostels and B&Bs in Killarney or Tralee you can try.

 

Organising Committee

 

The festival is organised by 20-ish voluntary members, who are assisted during the festival by various community volunteers, emergency services, Garda Siochana, Health Service Executive Southern Area, Civil Defence, Kerry County Council.

 

Planning of the festival begins in March each year, monthly meeting are held initially and as the festival approaches, this increases to weekly meetings.  As a voluntary committee with a huge workload new members are always welcome.

 

Click here to see a full list of the Committee members.

 

 

Media Contact/News

 

For journalists, media partners, bloggers and other webmasters who are featuring Puck Fair and would like some images or graphics, please  contact us for any additional information.

 

 

Logo
You can download a high resolution version of our logo here

 

 

High Resolution Images

You can download a zip file containing a selection of high resolution images here

 

Press Contact

Hopkins Communications
Judy Hopkins
E-mail: judy@hopkinscommunications.ie
Telephone:  021 5005994  Judy 086 3120752

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