Killorglin is within the Reeks District tourist area, which is known for its outdoor activities, mountains walks and water sports. The town hall was built with the help of Andrew Carnegie . Fexco, a financial services company, was founded and is headquartered in Killorglin. In addition, the pharmaceutical firms Temmler and Astellas have small plants in the town. The town contains the ruins of Castle Conway.
The annual Puck Fair festival takes place in Killorglin over several days each August, and ends with the crowning and parading of a “king” wildgoat. The centrepiece of this festival is a goat (not any old goat but a puck goat). A monument to this infamous goat can be seen by the bank of the river Laune just before the bridge.The festival or fair at Puck lasts three days, the 10th, 11th and 12th of August each year. The first day of Puck is known as “the gathering”. The first day of Puck is known as “the gathering”. The Queen of Puck , usually a local schoolgirl crowns the goat King Puck. On this day the Puck goat is enthroned on a stand in the town square and the horse fair is held. The second day of Puck is known as the “Fair day”. On this day a general cattle fair is held. The third and last day of Puck is known as the “scattering” day and on this day the goat is removed from his stand and his reign as king Puck ends and he is returned to the wild Kerry mountains. Find out more here about Puck Fair Festival
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