Puckane

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Puckane
Pocán
Village
Puckane is located in Ireland
Puckane
Puckane
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°55′49″N 8°14′18″W / 52.93032°N 8.23828°W / 52.93032; -8.23828Coordinates: 52°55′49″N 8°14′18″W / 52.93032°N 8.23828°W / 52.93032; -8.23828
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Tipperary
Population (2006)
 • Total 257
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

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.

People[edit]

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". Ireland's 2015 Eurovision entrant Molly Sterling hails from Puckane.

Literature[edit]

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

Sport[edit]

Tourism[edit]

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.

Transport[edit]

Bus Éireann route 322 provides a service to and from Nenagh on Fridays.[3] Rail services can be accessed at Nenagh railway station.

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