Thousands gather for Puck Fair

Thousands of people will gather today to watch “Elvis” the goat crowned king at the Puck Fair festival in Killorglin in Co Kerry.

Thousands of people will gather today to watch “Elvis” the goat crowned king at the Puck Fair festival in Killorglin in Co Kerry.

More than 100,000 people are expected to travel to Killorglin over the next three days to see the white wild goat named king of the Puck Fair.

The wild male goat or “puck”, which was captured on nearby mountains, will be hoisted onto a 40-foot high platform for the three-days.

Declan Mangan, chairman of the Puck Fair organising committee, said the unusual festival’s fame has spread and people now travel long distances.

“It has become a tourist event now where as it used to be a big homecoming event 30 or 40 years ago,” Mr Mangan said.

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