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Puck fair

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Puck fair

We will be in Kerry during the puck fair and are thinking of going. My question is will it be uniquely Irish and quaintly old fashioned like a scene from a period film, lots of bunting and little old ladies in big hats with their prize dahlias? Or a waste of my precious vacation days, just a crowded, smelly modern fair with food trucks and money guzzling boardwalk games and American music?

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These fairs are Uniquely Hideous imo. Way too many savagely neglected horses and puppies being bought and sold for kids by kids & and very questionable adults.

Why these fairs are supported is beyond me. Just because they are supposedly cultural, certainly does not make them right.


Dingle, Ireland
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No little old ladies with dahlias, more burly chaps and dodgy dealings. Bring your wellies , the streets are running with cow ****.

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The fair takes place in a field ,,,,,,no cows**t on the streets...has cleaned up a lot in the last few years....been there for a day the last 3 years....music in pubs etc....stalls are same as can be found in any festival around the country ...bric-a-brac.....mobile phone covers....cd;s ....electrical items etc......

Its very popular with returning emigrants from the Mid Kerry area....

Its' not Dingle ..( you're not going to see some 'Hippie with a collie dog on a rope' )but it is authentic.all the same...

Saw a U2 tribute band play in the street recently ....called the Joshua Tree ........

If you're in the area ...pop along and see for yourself.....

Western Ireland...
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4. Re: Puck fair

If you are in Ireland, have a day mixing with the Irish.. Killorglin is a grand little place anyway.

Ventry, Ireland
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Have been in the past and found it rough and a bit sleazy. It was some years go though, and I would therefore respect KerryEamsKerry's more recent experience

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