The Story Behind Puck Fair, Ireland’s Oldest Street Festival

Every August, a town in County Kerry spends three days in celebration – of a goat. Gathering visitors from across the country, the town of Killorglin, in County Kerry, is swamped far beyond its everyday population of just over 2,000. Guests at the Puck Fair arrive to welcome their temporary new king – ‘poc’, a […]

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Ireland seeks UNESCO World Heritage status for five popular sites

Five sites in Ireland are expected to apply for inclusion on the country’s tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites by the end of this month. The Valentia transatlantic cable station in Co Kerry; the Burren in Co Clare; Glendalough monastic city in Co Wicklow; the passage tomb landscapes of Co Sligo; and the royal […]

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