Official launch of Puck Fair this weekend

A royal celebration! Pictured ahead of the launch of Puck Fair 2018 is Puck Fair Queen, Ella Foley. Puck Fair is Ireland’s longest-running annual festival and will take place once again this year on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August. Although the festival takes place in August, King Puck now reigns permanently over the town of Killorglin thanks to the creativity and vision of artist Dan Leo, who painted a mural (pictured) of the famous folklore figure on the wall of the CYMS Hall in the town centre. The bright and eye-catching mural – a joint initiative between Puck Fair and K-Fest and one made possible by the generosity of the CYMS team, who provided the ample canvas – pays homage to the town’s ancient tradition in a modern and artistic way, symbolising the town’s ability to embrace contemporary art and culture while still maintaining beloved ancient traditions. For pictures and live updates, check out www.facebook.com/puckfair or twitter @puck_fair and visit YouTube to view puckfairofficial videos.communications.ie

This year’s annual Puck Fair in Killorglin will be officially launched tomorrow.

The special guest at the event will be Killarney’s Ian O’Connell, who was left paralysed following a cycling accident.

The launch is taking place at 8 o’clock tomorrow evening at Sheahan’s Bar in Killorglin.

This year will also see the unveiling of a mural of King Puck on the wall of the CYMS hall created by artist Dan Leo.

Puck Fair runs from August 10th to 12th.