Weird News In a remote Irish town, a goat reigns supreme

15:52  11 august  2017
15:52  11 august  2017 Source:   Reuters

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KILLORGLIN, Ireland: For a few days this week a goat will be king of a small town in Ireland's rural south west. As for King Puck, organizers say he is to be treated royally during his brief reign with a diet of ash tree branches, water and cabbage to sustain him until he returns to his mountain home

For a few days this week a goat will be king of a small town in Ireland’s rural south-west. As for King Puck, organisers say he is to be treated royally during his brief reign with a diet of ash tree branches, water and cabbage to sustain him until he returns to his mountain home following his dethronement

Puck Queen Caitlin Horgan poses with the newly crowned King Puck goat which will be held on a platform above the town for three days in Killorglin © REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Puck Queen Caitlin Horgan poses with the newly crowned King Puck goat which will be held on a platform above the town for three days in Killorglin For a few days this week a goat will be king of a small town in Ireland's rural south west.

Billed as one of Ireland's oldest festivals, the Puck Fair sees locals in the town of Killorglin pluck a wild mountain goat from its habitat and crown him 'King Puck' for the duration of the event.

This year's king was paraded through the town on Thursday, where he was crowned by the Queen of Puck - an honour bestowed on a local schoolgirl. He appeared relaxed, if occasionally bemused, during his coronation.

Niall Horan seeks out Irish stars for new tour

  Niall Horan seeks out Irish stars for new tour Niall Horan is on a mission to recruit Irish bands and artists for his upcoming tour. The One Direction star has branched out on his own since the boyband went on hiatus in 2015, and has so far released singles This Town and Slow Hands. He'll embark on his Flicker Sessions tour, which kicks off in Dublin, the capital of his home country, on 29 August (17) before taking in dates across the world, ending in San Francisco, California in November. Niall will be joined on the road by a host of up-and-coming music stars, with many hailing from his native Ireland. "So for my shows I wanted to make it as Irish as possible and show off the incredible music coming out of our lovely little country," he tweeted to his 32.3 million followers on Tuesday (15Aug17), followed by an Irish flag emoji. "So I asked around to see who was available and we got some great replies, so happy with this." The bands that have so far been announced include Wild Youth, who'll play at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Picture This, who'll be at the London and Stockholm shows, and singer Gavin James, who's heading to America and Canada with Niall. American musican Corey Harper will also play some dates, and Niall added, "@coreyharp is obviously American but I wanted to share how great this guy is." Fans were delighted with the news that the 23-year-old star is keen to support Irish talent, with many exclaiming they were proud of him and calling the move "cute". As well as Europe and the U.S., Niall will stop off in South America, Australia and Japan.

— Reuters picKILLORGLIN, Aug 11 — For a few days this week a goat will be king of a small town in Ireland’s rural south west. As for King Puck, organisers say he is to be treated royally during his brief reign with a diet of ash tree branches, water and cabbage to sustain him until he returns to his

For a few days this week a goat will be king of a small town in Ireland's rural south west.

"I've seen it for the last 11 years so it's nothing new but when I first moved here from England I thought it was strange," festival-goer Ben Henry, 25, of Killarney told Reuters.

"I heard a fella today saying he's been coming to Puck for 57 years so that says a lot!" he added.

The festival will feature music, street performers and a horse fair.

The origins of the event are unclear, though there are many local theories from a harvest festival to tales of a lone goat fleeing Oliver Cromwell's troops into the village.

Organizers say historical references to the festival date back to the early 17th century.

As for King Puck, organizers say he is to be treated royally during his brief reign with a diet of ash tree branches, water and cabbage to sustain him until he returns to his mountain home following his dethronement ceremony.

Organisers expect to welcome more than 100,000 visitors during the festival which runs until Aug. 12.

(Reporting by Clodagh Kilcoyne; writing by Mark Hanrahan in London; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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