One of Ireland’s oldest festivals is on this weekend and it’s also one of our more unusual ones - famously involving a goat.
Fri, 08 Aug, 2014
Hoisting a wild puck goat in the air in a small cage for three days above noisy crowds and loud music terrifies the animal and is in breach of new animal welfare legislation say anti-cruelty organisations.
Róisín Burke has many happy memories of of her childhood trips to Kerry’s unique Puck Fair, which is at least 400 years old
Fri, 09 Aug, 2013
A straight-horned, long-necked, goat of the ancient kind has been “coaxed” to be this year’s King Puck.
Tue, 06 Aug, 2013
A LONG-HORNED king of the hills, which must have been bemused by the curiosity of thousands of humans over the weekend, will today be returned to his fastness in the Kerry mountains.
Mon, 13 Aug, 2012
Only the fearless, the strong, and the nimble-footed are wanted for a key operation on the Kerry mountains in late July each year.
Tue, 31 Jul, 2012
A WILD goat soon to be crowned king of one of Ireland’s oldest pageants has been named Enda in honour of the Taoiseach.
Wed, 03 Aug, 2011
THE thought of holding age-old Puck Fair without the regal presence of a wild goat is unimaginable, but it could yet happen.
Wed, 04 Aug, 2010
A WILD mountain goat, which will be crowned King Puck at one of the country’s oldest fairs next week, is undergoing a ‘full medical’ to ensure he will cope with the demands of his new elevated position.
Thu, 04 Aug, 2005
Preparations were under way tonight for one of Ireland’s oldest fairs – which will once again see “Elvis” crowned king.
Mon, 09 Aug, 2004
IT’S a ritual almost as old as Puck Fair itself - the capture of a male mountain goat that will become King Puck and preside over three days and nights of shenanigans in Killorglin.
Thu, 05 Aug, 2004
AGE-OLD Puck Fair has been described as an event where everyone acts the goat except the goat himself.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2002
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