Queen of Puck Fair 2015 - Ciara O’Brien.

Queen of Puck Fair 2015 – Ciara O’Brien.

Each year, a girl is chosen from one of the primary schools in the surrounding district to be the queen of the fair, Queen Puck. As queen, she has an official Lady in Waiting and up to ten assistant girls, similarly chosen. The coronation of Queen Puck is celebrated during a ceremony evening of entertainment about a month before the festival itself.

In addition to being admired in her robes and gown by approximately one hundred thousand people at the fair, the most important ceremonial role of Queen Puck is to crown the goat, making him officially King Puck, during The Gathering. Queen Puck also removes his crown during The Scattering, signifying the wind down of the fair.

Watch the video message from the 2013 Queen of Puck which went into the Puck Fair time capsule

Browse some images of Puck Fair Queens down the years

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