Every year in August, Killorglin in Ireland’s County Kerry is transformed for the Puck Fair. A group of locals set forth to capture a wild goat in MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. The goat is then crowned ‘Kind Punk’ by a schoolgirl playing the role of Queen of the Fair. For the rest of the three days, the town hosts numerous parades, street entertainment, concerts and livestock fairs.
Whoever said that the British are boring people clearly knows nothing about our festivities — that’s for sure!
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