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Fair warning: Don't come down for Puck or Kenmare this year

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Scenes from last year’s Puck Fair, when thousands gathered to mark the crowning of the Puck Goat in Killorglin. This year’s Fair has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Scenes from last year’s Puck Fair, when thousands gathered to mark the crowning of the Puck Goat in Killorglin. This year’s Fair has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Wheeling and dealing at the traditional August 15 Fair Day in Kenmare. This event has been cancelled this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the public is being urged not to turn up or have any informal gatherings

Wheeling and dealing at the traditional August 15 Fair Day in Kenmare. This event has been cancelled this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the public is being urged not to turn up or have any informal gatherings

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Scenes from last year’s Puck Fair, when thousands gathered to mark the crowning of the Puck Goat in Killorglin. This year’s Fair has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The Gardaí, the HSE and the Council have warned the public to 'desist' from travelling to Killorglin or Kenmare in the expectation of any informal, parallel or 'unofficial' gathering in these towns on the traditional Fair Days next month.

Both Puck Fair on August, 10, 11 and 12 and the traditional August 15 Fair Day in Kenmare have been cancelled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a warning has been re-iterated that these events are not going ahead in any shape or form.

Additional Garda patrols will be put in place in Kenmare and Killorglin to ensure that there are no gatherings in either location.