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Puckane, officially Puckaun (Irish: Pocán),[1] is a village in County Tipperary, Ireland. It is also a parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe.[2] The village is located 10 km north of Nenagh along the R493 and close to Lough Derg and Dromineer. It has a population of about 257 per 2006 census.


The songwriter Shane MacGowan spent much of his childhood in the neighbouring townland of Carney and has immortalised a number of local places in his songs such as "The Broad Majestic Shannon". The village was also mentioned in a well-known Christy Moore cover of Shane MacGowan and The Pogues song "The Fairy Tale of New York". A local landmark is "Paddy Kennedy's Pub".


It should not be confused with the eponymous fictional village in Spike Milligan's novel Puckoon.



Puckane is a stone's throw away from many beautiful places such as Dromineer and Garrykennedy. Self-catering apartments and traditional Irish cottages are available for hire.


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Coordinates: 52°55′45″N 8°14′38″W / 52.9293°N 8.2439°W / 52.9293; -8.2439