Puck Fair 2023
Puck Fair will take place from Thursday, August 10th to Saturday, August 12th 2023. This year’s festivities promise to be exceptional, featuring a horse fair, cattle market, and live music performances by Cliona Hagan, Thingamajig, The Tumbling Paddies, and other talented artists.
Indulge your taste buds with delicious street food and explore the vibrant market stalls during the fair. And of course, the fun wouldn’t be complete without the thrilling funfair that awaits you. The grand finale will be a mesmerising fireworks display at midnight on Saturday, August 12th, 2023.
The Puck Fair Committee unanimously decided to evolve the role of the beloved goat, King Puck, for this year’s celebration. Instead of remaining on the stand for the entire three days, King Puck will now be raised on his stand briefly following his coronation. He will then reappear on the final day of the Puck Fair for a unique dethroning ceremony, adding a new twist to this age-old tradition.
Queen for Puck Fair 2023
This year’s Queen for Puck Fair is Leila Mulvihill, a sixth-class student at Scoil Mhuire National School. She proudly carries on a family legacy, being the third generation to wear the crown, following her mother, Cliodhna, and her gran-aunt, Noreen. Her Lady in Waiting, Emma Hannon, assists her in her duties as Queen.
You can read more about the festival and plan your visit here.
Temporary Road Closures and Parking Restrictions
As a result of the festival and in compliance with the Roads Act, 1993, Section 75 and the Temporary Closing of Roads Regulations, 1994, Kerry County Council has decided to close the streets as detailed below in order to facilitate the festival:
A traffic diversion system will operate on the main approaches to the town. Read the notice here.
Event organisers say ample car parking is available in the Annadale Road Car Park (opposite Bianconi Inn), Killarney Road (near Puck Goat Statue), and Tralee Road.