Killorglin, famous for its annual "Puck Fair", is a small town in the heart of Kerry. Built on a hill, the River Laune passes by to the southwest, on its way to Castlemaine Harbour. The Puck Fair is Ireland's oldest fair, and is always held on the 10th, 11th and 12th August. Locals and tourists flock from far and wide to enjoy the street entertainment, dancing and singing, market stalls and pubs that stay open till 3:00 am. The fair starts when a wild mountain goat is crowned, caged and raised on a high pedestal in the town square(don't worry, it's fed and watered), then the drinking begins. Killorglin Rowing Club holds a Head of the River regatta on a yearly basis, always worth a visit.
The long, sandy and beautiful Rossbeigh beach is only a 15 minute drive, take a right at Glenbeigh village. If you are inclined to stay a while in Killorgin then a selection of holiday homes, hotels, guesthouses and bed & breakfast family homes are available, at a price to suit most pockets. If you would like to experience the real Ireland then B&B in a family home is ideal. Here you will receive a warm welcome from the family. Take advantage of their local knowledge to make your vacation exciting and fulfilling. In leaving you will have made new friends, never to be forgotten.
The map below allows you to zoom in and out. Zooming out renders less detail, zooming in more. To achieve this just use the plus and minus buttons, top left of the map. To the West continues the Ring of Kerry, to the north are Moll's Gap, Ladies View and Killarney, to the south the Beara Peninsula. The map may be moved around with the left mouse button.