Killorglin Travel Guide

  • Town from the bus
    Town from the bus
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  • My first picture from the bus of Puck
    My first picture from the bus of Puck
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    Unknown church
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Killorglin Things to Do

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    by highlandlaura Updated Mar 21, 2005

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    Annual fair and merrymaking associated with Puck, a large white male goat with ribbons tied to his horns. The Puck is elevated to a high pedestal on "Gathering Day" and presides over the merrymaking for the 3 day festival until "Scattering Day", when it's lowered from its perch. Aug 10 - 12.

    View from Orglan House
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Killorglin Restaurants

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    by highlandlaura Updated Nov 1, 2004

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    Here the tables in this bar are made out of old Singer Sewing Machines. Good Irish Coffee. Sorry, I don't remember the name of this Bar, but it is just across the street from Shelagh O'Neill's. If you'll click on the picture here you will get a larger print on your computer and a better view of the sewing machines!!

    Favorite Dish: Irish Coffee.

    Linda, Jim Val, Roni
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    by highlandlaura Written Oct 22, 2004

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    One room is a Pub atmosphere, the other room is fine dining. Food is fresh and prepared with taste by the chef. Very cozy rooms, large paintings line the walls. Heavy oak furniture. Can't remember the name, yet.

    Restaurant
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Killorglin Local Customs

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    by grandmaR Written Jul 7, 2007

    When we were in Bunratty, most of the houses had peat fires. The school teacher told us that peat is called 'turf' when cut

    The cutting of peat for fuel began in the 17th century and continued at an increasing rate until the mid 20th century. Originally, most of this was cut by hand, and laid in the sun to dry before being burned. At the time of the famine, peat (called 'turf' when cut) was often the only source of fuel available.

    Now, machines are used to cut peat from the bog.

    Our guide pointed out this area where peat had been harvested from the bog.

    Showing where peat has been cut Area where peat has not been cut recently
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Killorglin Off The Beaten Path

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    by highlandlaura Updated Jun 9, 2003

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    Wonderful town! Killorglin in County Kerry. It is here thousands attend the annual Puck festival every August. We blew into town and landed at a Pub called Shelagh O'Neill's. We met some very interesting people, and then traveled to another pub with them. Interesting architecture, winding streets and brightly painted shops. Near the Atlantic coast, just South of the Dingle Peninsula.

    Shops & Pubs
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Killorglin Sports & Outdoors

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    by grandmaR Updated Jul 7, 2007

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    Killorglin is situated on the river Laune, an excellent salmon fishing river. The Southern Fisheries Board have organised joint development programs with local boards to make the rivers and lakes more accessible to Anglers. The Fishery boards also stock a number of lakes to ensure a successful days fishing. The river Laune boasts a run of Salmon and the river also drains the largest of the Killarney Lakes which is known for its brown trout. Please note a state license is always necessary for salmon angling. Licenses and permits are available from Regional Fisheries Boards, license distributors, tackle shops, hotels and guest houses throughout the county.

    River Laune from the bus River with my grandson's camera reflected River near Killgorlin
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    by grandmaR Updated Jul 7, 2007

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    Puck Fair: The king of Puck Fair, a chosen mountain goat is borne in triumph and enthroned for two days. Why is a goat the king of the fair? Local stories tell that a stampeding herd of mountain goats warned the locals of the invasion by the Cromwellian forces! The festival has been welcoming visitors from around the world to join in the festivities for many a year. The festival is held each year from the 10-12 of August. The three days were named The Gathering Day (a horse fair), The Fair Day (a cattle fair) and The Scattering Day.

    Photo on the return trip My first picture from the bus of Puck Grandson's photo Passing the goat statue Grandson taking the photo out the window
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