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10/8/2009. Puck Fair. A scene from the Puck Fair Horse Fair Killorglin Co Kerry. Picture James Horan/Photocall Ireland Puck Fair images by James Horan.
A wild mountain goat is crowned King Puck for the weekend at one of Ireland's oldest fairs dating back to the 1600's. The first day of the Puck Fair is known as Gathering Day, The Puck goat is Enthroned on a stand in the town square and the great horse fair is held. The second day is known as Fair Day, This is the day of the cattle fair and general festivities. The last day is known as Scattering Day when the brief reign of Ireland's only king is ended and the Puck goat is returned to his mountain home.
Pictures by James Horan.