Sunday 13 August 2023

A Ride Over To The Puck Fair.

 We went for a ride over to Killorglin in County Kerry on Saturday to visit the famous Puck Fair.  It's said to be one of the oldest fairs in Ireland and every year a male puck goat is crowned there.  

The car park attendants wanted ten Euros for parking so we drove and parked along a main road and walked back to town.

Lots of stalls.
Some Diddly Dee music.
A blue Geranium that I need to purchase for my garden.

Street art.


The Puck Fair sign.

We didn't see the Puck goat but we had a good walk round, bought two bags of chips, a mobile phone case and a screen protector.  

Anywhere is worth visiting after lockdown.  Even on a showery afternoon.





12 comments:

  1. Looks like a good day out and a chance to meet friends and neighbours. Thought of you yesterday when I dropped some stuff at a charity shop - they had about 8 of those cottage teapots on a shelf. "No one buys them, " said the woman sorting donations. I know someone who does I thought.

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    1. Hi Tiggers Mum. It was nice to have a run out and walk round the fair. Those cottage teapots go for forty Euros each in antique shops. We'll worth picking up if they are cheap.

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  2. That's a lovely fair to visit. Well worth the short walk I'm sure.
    What is a puck goat? Wonder if we have any of those here

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    1. It was a good way to spend a couple of hours and the chips were excellent Linda. A puck goat is a wild male goat that they catch and crown the king of the Puck Fair. Protestors are trying to stop them use a real goat.

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  3. Looks like a good way to spend a rainy day.
    I am looking for a blue geranium to spread itself over our bare mud patch. P has his eye on one that is soon to be lifted and divided.

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  4. It was a change and a ride out JayCee. There's a blue Geranium called Rozanne. They are easy to cut in half and root from cuttings. I must buy one. I don't like paying garden centre prices but if I can make a couple of plants it will be worth it. Thanks.

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  5. That looks like a good fair to go to. I miss the proper fairs, with more good stuff that tat!

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  6. Hi GZ. There was a lot of new stuff like toys, mobile phone cases, barking dog toys, souvenir puck fair mugs, workweek... I didn't see much bric a brac, plants or antiques. The chips in the chip shop were excellent. Good old fashioned chip shops or Chippies or thChippers are hard to find these days.

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  7. Killorglin receives far more than its share of references in recorded Irish song. Next time you and Jean should try busking. You'll make enough to keep the wolf from your door for a good long while.

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  8. It looks like a nice way to spend a day. I don't know that we do fairs anymore here in Australia. We have the annual Royal Show which costs a fortune to get in and more money for food and rides and the "showbags" all kids want but they're full of cheap plastic rubbish. I never go.

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  9. There was a lot of cheap plastic rubbish or sale on Saturday River.

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