Visitors from at home and abroad, local people and returned emigrants pack Killorglin in County Kerry for the Puck Fair.
The three day festival opens with the parade through the town to mark the crowning of King Puck. The wild mountain goat was hoisted into position on a perch 50 feet overlooking the town where he will stay until the festival closes.
Festival organiser Mary McBride explains what attracts visitors to the Kerry town of Killorglin for the fair.
There are many different types of people who come to Puck Fair.
Many emigrants originally from the Kerry region take their annual holidays to coincide with the fair and return to Killorglin. They know that the fair offers them an opportunity to meet up with all their old neighbours and friends who attend the fair every year. There are also visitors from other parts of Ireland who travel to Killorglin to find out what Puck Fair is all about. There are also international visitors who have seen films about Puck Fair or have read about it in tourist brochures.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 11 August 1977.