King Puck

King Puck, Killorglin: Address, King Puck Reviews: 4/5

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Guestofconor
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Totally Unique
Dec. 2019 • Friends
It’s on the ring of kerry. Have to stop for a picture. Truely unique custom and story. One of the last real Irish festivals and statue is a great representation of it
Written 18 August 2020
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CarolinaNurse323
Kernersville, NC5,528 contributions
"A sight to behold!"
Jul. 2019
The Puck Fair is held once a year and the town crowns a goat....King of Ireland.

This information was brought to our attention as we travelled with Gate 1 Travel
throughtout Ireland.
Written 22 June 2020
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LotusExplorerTravels
Streamwood, IL1,080 contributions
Best seen from a tour bus
May 2019
Our tour guide told us all about King Puck on the minutes leading up to our arrival at the statue. It's on the way to Dingle Peninsula from Killarney. We would have missed it had he not mentioned it. And I'm sure each tour guide has their own version of the story. We might have to come back for the festival in August.
Written 16 February 2020
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HowlnBubba
Key Largo, FL1,449 contributions
Not the usual town statue!
Sep. 2019
It seems that every village in Ireland has a prominent statue of a beloved hometown hero, but this is the only goat I know of. For some background, Cromwell’s forces were heading for Killorglin when they spooked a herd of goats. One billy goat ran into the town and, when it arrived, tired and agitated, the people of Killorglin realized that something was wrong. They fortified the town against the attackers, and the day was saved. The Puck Fair was reportedly established to honor of the goat and is the oldest festival in Ireland. That not being enough, Killorglin erected a life-sized bronze billy goat statue. A little odd, but kind of cool. A nice change from sports figures!
Written 29 September 2019
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Mr C
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King Puck
Aug. 2018 • Friends
This is a statue of a goat by the side of the road as you enter the town. Once a year is the Puck Fair. Difficult to park near the statue.
Written 14 March 2019
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John A
Belfast, UK1,372 contributions
Statue to a goat
Mar. 2018 • Couples
The King Puck statue is situated right beside the bridge over the river as you come from Killarney, and so is hard to miss. It represents a story of a goat which warned the townspeople of impending disaster, or perhaps something else because, in reality, no body really knows.
Each year there is a Puck Festival in mid August and King Puck is selected from local wild mountain goats.
Written 3 January 2019
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bonitabuffalo
Bonita Springs, FL680 contributions
Quaint town
Aug. 2018 • Couples
Each year a goat is selected from the surrounding hills, and is crowned King Puk and leads the parade of townspeople for their summer festival. The stature is just outside the town.
Written 2 September 2018
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Obelix-Boar-Muncher
Zurich117 contributions
King Puck
Mar. 2018
As you arrive in Killorglin you can't help but see the statue to King Puck. The bit that brought a giggle to me was at the other side of the road is a small brown sign, in the region of 40cm x15cm pointing across the road at the 2.5m statue. I found it amazing, amusing that you would spot the sign but not the statue.
Written 25 August 2018
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lucyboo87
Cobh, Ireland1,405 contributions
Good to see
Aug. 2018 • Couples
Killorglin is home of Puck Fair and this statue is a tribute to it. Can be found just across the bridge from Killorglin town. Good photo opportunities overlooking the river Laune.
Written 19 August 2018
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EJ L
Sotogrande, Spain13 contributions
Great fun
Aug. 2018 • Friends
As a first visit to Ireland this fair was amazing. Live music everywhere and entertainment as well as a horse and cattle sale.
Written 15 August 2018
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