With hundreds of Samhain-inspired events just at our door-step, the Púca Festival is proud to promote our associated events below, with a huge range of options across the Boyne Valley, complete your festival experience with a trip to some of our associated events.
Spirits of Meath Festival
Events Across the Boyne Valley
6th October – 6th November 2023
The Spirits of Meath festival takes place across Meath and has a variety of events for young and old to celebrate Samhain in the place where it was born. The festival’s full list of events can be found on their website and with all of them happening nearby, we’re proud to partner with the Spirits of Meath, more details on their website below!
Samhain Festival of Food and Culture
Kells, Co. Meath
Showcasing the very best of Boyne Valley Flavours, the family-friendly festival comprises a wide variety of events, from food & drinks tastings, cookery demos, and cocktail masterclasses, to food safaris, farm visits, kids workshops, and panel discussions with some of the biggest names in Irish food. Tickets for all of the individual events are now available to book online at www.boynevalleyflavours.ie, with ticket prices starting from as little as €10.00 per person. Some experiences, including a Guided Kells Walk About Tour (Saturday November 4th, 2pm – 3pm), entry to the grounds of Killua Castle (Sunday November 5th, 11am), and Samhain Farmers Markets at Sheridans Cheesemongers’ Virginia Road Station headquarters (Saturday November 4th, 10am – 2pm) and Clonmellon Market (Sunday November 5th, 11.30am – 1pm), are all free to attend.
Púca festival Oíche Shámhna Experience at the Hot Box Sauna
Mill house, Ballina, Navan, Co. Meath
Come and celebrate Failte Ireland’s Púca festival at the beautiful Bective Mill House.
Our Experience is designed to help you bid farewell to summer and embrace the cold of winter in a beautiful location beside the powerful River Boyne.
Begin with a few minutes of Irish folklore about Samhain in the geometric dome overlooking the river.
Followed by 45 minutes of guided breathwork moving into a sound bath in the wonderful acoustics of the geodome, aimed at letting go of the light of summer and moving into the dark of the winter.
Lastly, a 30 minute session at The Hot Box Sauna where you will contrast the 85 degree heat of the wood-fired sauna with a chilling dip in the Boyne. You find a magic middle ground between the heat and the cold where you experience a clearness of head you may have never felt before. This gorgeous setting allows you to embrace your connection to the Irish landscape.
Embrace the dark and let go of the light.
Session is 90 minutes long. The group will be a maximum of 25 per session.
Halloween Events at EPIC Museum
27th October – 6th November
Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1
This October, EPIC is the perfect place for families looking to ‘Trick or Treat’ and spook up their week with our exciting range of events. Our entertaining and educational events offer families the opportunity to celebrate Halloween safely, whilst also learning about Ireland’s Samhain traditions.
Walking Tour of Athboy with Fiona Dalton
3 Main St, Town Parks, Athboy, Co. Meath, C15 E330, Ireland
Fiona Dalton is a qualified tour guide and actress who will be your guide on this tour – where she brings alive the character of Tlachtga, the Celtic Goddesss of Samhain to give you the most wonderful cultural and heritage experience by bringing you on a wonderful interactive journey around this ancient heritage town, taking in all its vibrant and colourful history.
MEETING POINT: TLACHTGA STATUE, FAIR GREEN, ATHBOY (refreshment stop at Darnley Lodge hotel after the tour)
SPECIAL PUCA RATE: €10 per person, max group number 25, one tour per day during the festival. Tour duration, 2 hours.
(more times will be added if demand exceeds over the festival)
After the festival the tour will be taking place year round every Tuesday, see their website for details.
All enquiries and bookings at www.daltonsmusicalhistorytour.com
Lú Festival of Light
27th-31st October and 2nd-4th November
Join us this October and November in the heritage town of Drogheda to watch a magical mix of lights, colour and sound as we bring some of our historic buildings and stories of yesteryear to life in an amazing display of urban animation with Lú Festival of Light Drogheda.
‘Lú Festival of Light Drogheda will run over two long weekends, 27th – 31st of October and 2nd – 4th of November, and will shine a light on the myths and legends from our shared mythological past.
Drogheda, gateway to the Boyne Valley was one of the first settlements in Ireland’s Ancient East and is home to many of Ireland’s ancient tales. The festival will focus on telling the stories of 5 of Ireland’s mythological heroes and heroines that have been passed down through the generations.
Check out the website for all the information on the events and other events taking place in the Town over the week of the Festival www.lufestivaloflight.com
6th October – 2nd November 1st
Causey Farm Girley, Fordstown, Co. Meath, C15 P83R
Farmaphobia is back in 2023 to offer a terrifying Halloween experience at Causey Farm in Co. Meath. The experience delivers a fully immersive and frightfully scary night full of all kinds of haunts and scares to thrilled visitors who dare to try it!
Design your own Trick or Treat Bags - Trim Family Resource Centre
The Trim Family Resource centre is delighted to offer a free workshop on Tuesday the 31st October in both the Trim and Athboy Libraries, at the following times:
Trim Library Workshop – Ages 3-6 – 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Trim Library Workshop – Ages 7-12 – 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Athboy Library Workshop – Ages 3-6 – 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Athboy Library Workshop – Ages 7-12 – 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM