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Archive for August, 2013

MONDAY’S MAGICAL MOMENT: PUCK FAIR

KING PUCK

Down in the Kingdom of Kerry there is a new king!  Since at least 1603, the annual Puck Fair has seen a new monarch selected and feted for a three day period(10th-12th) in August.  The Puck Posse (led by an Official Goatcatcher) heads into the wilds of the Macgillicuddy’s Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range,  to search for the perfect Puck (in Irish goat = phuic, poc, puck).  Once found, he is brought into the lovely town of Killorglin on the banks of the River Laune, crowned with a jeweled crown, kissed by the young Queen of Puck Fair and hoisted onto a 15 foot high platform, from there to observe the ensuing festivities.

Copyright 2013                      Mary Jane E Clark

 

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