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Tuesday 23 September 2014

King Puck set to draw celebrating crowds to the Kingdom

Anne Lucey

Published 06/08/2014 | 02:30

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Goatcatchers Pat Cahill and John McGrath

THE 401st King of Killorglin was unveiled in line with long-running tradition.

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Caught in the wooded valleys and hills of Glencar, Co Kerry, this year's King Puck will preside over the three-day festival which begins on Sunday and he will also be the 'King of the Road' mascot for the Wild Atlantic Way tourism route stretching the length of the country.

After the unveiling on Rossbeigh Strand, chairman of Puck Fair Declan Mangan said: "King Pucks down the years have been found on mountains from Mount Brandon right up to Ballycastle in County Antrim. He's the true king of the road."

An estimated 80,000 people will visit the town which rises over the River Laune where late night bars, music on the streets, Irish dancing, hundreds of stalls and traditional horse and cattle fairs are part of the annual mix. For more information log onto www.puckfair.ie

Irish Independent

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