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Puckane, officially Puckaun, is a village in County Tipperary, Ireland. It is also a parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe. 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.PeopleThe 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.LiteratureIt should not be confused with the eponymous fictional village in Spike Milligan's novel Puckoon.SportKildangan GAA is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club.Kildangan Gaelic Athletic Association


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