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Puck Fair : History & Traditions

by Michael Houlihan

ISBN: XP1338


Puck Fair is legendary. For as long as anyone can remember, the fair has been enacted in the town of Killorglin on the 10th, 11th and 12th of August each year. Uniquely the fair is held in honour of one of the most unusual of regal monarchs - a male mountain goat. For at least 400 years a puck goat has been crowned king and enthroned on a central platform for the three days of the fair. Some of the origin stories suggest that the fair may be much older , by hundreds of years if not more. With a wealth of photographs , many going back to the turn of the twentieth century and some never published before, this book tells the story of Puck Fair. It examines the various theories of the origins of the fair, from Celtic god Lugh to the Anglo-Normans and the old Killorglin landlords.

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