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Puck Fair 2013

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Puck Fair This Friday, the 9th of August, the annual Puck Fair festival kicks off for another edition. Famous for purportedly being Ireland’s oldest festival, Puck has been a popular fixture on the Kerry calendar for over 400 years. Each year a mountain goat is captured in the hills overlooking Killorglin and is crowned King Puck. King Puck is given a throne at the top of the town and it is under his watchful eye that the fair takes place. Puck is known nationwide for the wide variety of goods a ...

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How to enjoy the hot weather in Killarney

Hot enough for you? This week has been a scorcher and it looks set to continue, into next week at least. With that in mind, here’ s a few attractions Killarney has to offer that would be most enjoyable during this hot weather. 1. Dundag Killarney is about 40 miles inland but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a beach (of sorts)! Dundag lies on the shore of Muckross Lake and is a very short walk from Muckross House. It’s got sand, it’s got water and it’s got plenty of k ...

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Munster Championship Final 2013 – Kerry vs Cork


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It’s the big one. Munster Final. Kerry Vs Cork. In the Park. Always a highlight of any Killarney summer, Kerry taking on Cork in Fitzgerald Stadium is visual feast to behold. This is a rivalry as old as the GAA and though the introduction of a back-door system in 2001 has made provincial championships almost obsolete, this intense rivalry has endured. So far this summer, as like most summers, Kerry and Cork have both steamrolled their way through the Munster Championship. Cork demolished Limeric ...

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Lesser Spotted Killarney: The Copper Mines


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If you’re a bit sick of the crowds around Muckross House or you want to avoid the throngs of people that engulf Ross Castle on a busy day, you should nip down to the Copper Mines. The Copper Mines are one of Killarney’s best kept secrets. They’re nestled in the bosom of a dense, deciduous forest that seems very removed from the usual hustle and bustle of Killarney. They’re only a short distance from Ross Castle however so you should have no problems finding them. There are two ...

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Kenmare Food Carnival

Kenmare is a delightful little town about 30 minutes south of Killarney. The road to it indeed is one of the most scenic roads in Ireland, winding its way along a mountain trail up to and through Moll’s Gap. If it’s not on your itinerary already, I suggest you pencil in the weekend of the 12th-14th of July to travel to Kenmare for it is that weekend the Kenmare Food Carnival is taking place. I think that should be enough to persuade you. When you see the words “food” and “ ...

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Ring of Kerry Cycle 2013

Mother nature is a cruel mistress. After last week’s perpetual sunshine this week has been an altogether more soggier affair. What we get we pay back – with interest. But it can’t stay wet for too long, can it? Nope it can’t because the Ring of Kerry Cycle is on very soon and it is always sunny for the Ring of Kerry Cycle. Always. So yes. The Ring of Kerry Cycle is an annual charity to cycle where competitors cycle around the, you guessed it, Ring of Kerry. It takes weeks of tr ...

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Killarney’s nightclubs – Reviewed!

While we usually like to focus on more family-friendly, Killarney-based excursions for you to enjoy on this blog we thought today we’d take a look at what the adults among us can enjoy in Killarney. So here it is –  Killarney’s four nightclubs reviewed. 1. Mustang Sallys, Main Street One thing to point out first – Refer to it as “Mustangs”, not “Mustang Sallys”. Just a small thing but Killarney people generally never refer to it by its full title. It ma ...

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All Ireland Irish Dancing Championships


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If you’re visiting Ireland from abroad you probably want to experience some of Ireland’s more traditional activities and past-times. Ireland has become very modernised in the last 20 years but it still retains its links with its colourful and Celtic past. Irish Dancing is one of Ireland’s most famous and most popular traditional past-times and if you’re a fan of it then you’re in luck for this month  The Glenegae Hotel, Killarney will be host to the Cumann Rince Dea Mhea ...

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June Bank Holiday Weekend: Kerry Vs Waterford


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After dispatching Tipperary with ease last Sunday, Kerry will be taking on Waterford in Fitzgerald Park for a place in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final this Saturday evening. Now the game last week was a bit of a damp squib with Tipperary not putting up much of a fight and Waterford are traditionally even weaker but a championship match in Killarney with Kerry involved is always an event to savour. You see, if you really want to get a feel for Killarney, if you really want to know what m ...

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The Gathering 2013: What’s Killarney bringing to the table?


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You may have read about The Gathering. Depending on who you listen to it’s either a stupendously brazen money-making scheme or a cracking year-long festival dedicated to all the things that make this country great. I’ll let you decide for yourself. Anyway, the aim of The Gathering, from what I can gather (Oh-ho),  is to have the craic and when Killarney is concerned the craic is guaranteed. So just what is the celestial bastion of beauty that Killarney is bringing to the table? Quite a ...

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