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Ireland
Killorglin - Cill Orglan
Kerry - Ciarraí

Killarney Road

King Puck

Alan Ryan Hall
2001

Killorglin - <i>Cill Orglan</i> /  King Puck   Killorglin - <i>Cill Orglan</i> /  King Puck

Description

Bronze sculpture of a crowned goat, standing on a boulder.

Killorglin - Cill Orglan / King Puck

Inscription(s)

KING PUCK

This Sculpture was unveiled
on the 5th day of August 2001
in commemoration of the enduring
Killorglin tradition of "Puck Fair"
and its central figure King Puck

"Kings may come and Kings may go
But King Puck goes on forever."

Sculpted by Alan Ryan Hall
Erected by the
Killorglin Millennium Committee

King Puck

For hundreds of years, a male
mountain goat has been enthroned
as King of Puck Fair in Killorglin
town. The Puck Goat reigns over
the fair held on August 10th, 11th,
and 12th of eacg year. King Puck is
a symbol of a vast tradition whose
origins are lost in the mists of time

Puck Fair

The first day of Puck Fair is known as
"Gathering Day." The Puck Goat is
enthroned on a stand in the town
square and the great horse fair is held.
The middle day is known as "Fair Day." This is
the day of the cattle fair and general festivities.
The last day is known as "Scattering Day,"
when the brief reign of Ireland's only
King is ended and the Puck Goat is
returned once more to his mountain home.
Rí na gCnoc go deo

Killorglin - Cill Orglan / King Puck

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 52°6'23" W 9°46'54"

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