One of Ireland’s oldest fairs has launched a GoFundMe campaign to cover the three-day festival’s insurance and medical costs.
Killorglin, Co Kerry – which is located on the banks of the River Laune - has been home to the voluntary-run Puck Fair for over 400 years.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Puck Fair said: “We believe it’s the only fair where 3 days of music, workshops (for both children and adults), street entertainers, concerts, fireworks and more are all provided, free of charge, to locals and visitors alike.”
“Providing all of this does not come cheap; however, we have managed so far through sponsorship, grant-aid and a substantial amount of begging, borrowing and making do!”
The organisers of the event – which takes place on August 10th, 11th and 19 - are hoping to raise €10,000 over the course of the next four weeks.
“We need your support to ensure this famous festival can continue to be held each year.”
All contributions raised through this campaign will go directly to the fair and will be used to offset some of the spiralling costs, the spokesperson outlined.
“In order to thank the public for their support, their name, if provided, will be noted and published on the festival’s website under the following classifications:
- €10- €50 - Cill Orglan (Killorglin);
- €51-€100 - Aonach an Phoc (Puck Fair);
- €101-€250 - Banríon an Phoc (Queen of Puck);
- €251-€500 - Ri an Phoc (King of Puck).
For further information about the event, or to make a donation, please click here.
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