Dingle Puck Goat, The
DESCRIPTION: Singer goes to Puck Fair in Dingle and buys a goat, jumps on its back, grabs its horns and has a fantastic ride. They cross the sea and are attacked by fish. They return through Kerry; "old Puck ... as far as I hear he's in New York or in Boston"
EARLIEST DATE: 1956 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: humorous talltale animal
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 156, "The Dingle Puck Goat" (1 text)
Mikeen McCarthy, "Dingle Puck Goat" (on IRTravellers01)
NOTES: Jim Carroll's notes to IRTravellers01: "Mikeen always associates this song with Puck Fair, which takes place annually in Kilorglin, Co Kerry on August 10th-12th. Each year a puck goat is caught, brought to town and proclaimed 'King of the Fair.'" - BS
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