Puck Fair is one of the oldest fairs in Ireland, dating back some 400 years, although no one is certain of when it originally began. A mountain goat is recruited in the wild weeks before the festival to become King. A young girl writes an essay to become the Queen. The goat is brought down from the hills into the town with a parade and the young girl makes a speech, and then they are crowned King and Queen. They are the royal couple of the town for three days and celebration ensues.
In August of 2017 I journeyed to the small town on the West coast of Ireland called Killorglin, in County Kerry (population 2100) because I had been hearing about the annual local festival for years thanks to two very close people in my life: Jane Cassidy & Conor McBride.
I interviewed this year’s Queen for *Duuu radio, Caitlin Horgan.
A radio show proposed by Sophie T. Lvoff