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The 2024 Púca Festival promises a thrilling journey through myth, music, food, and folklore. Celebrate alongside the locals in Trim and Athboy with traditional ceremonies and offerings. But the fun doesn’t stop there! The mischievous Púca spirit comes alive with hilarious comedy acts and electrifying musical performances by top stars like Gavin James, Bell X1, The High Kings, Dermot Whelan, and many more.

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The Púca Procession

Four supernatural nights of music, comedy and Halloween spectacle will take place in the heritage town of Trim and its stunning castle grounds, including the The Púca Procession: The Gathering of the Spirits on Saturday 2nd November, a festival highlight not-to-be-missed. This authentic procession will blend outdoor theatre, street performance and music in a wild celebration of Samhain lore, nature, ancestry, and the looming darkness. As light turns to darkness and the veil thins, so too will the visions of otherworldly, shape-shifting spirits on their journey through the original home of Halloween.

Lighting of the Samhain Fire

The Púca Festival town of Athboy is an important hub of Halloween tradition, with ancient manuscripts telling us that Tlachtga (pronounced Clackda) or The Hill of Ward was a site of great Samhain gathering. As the sun sets and the ceremonial fire is lit on Thursday, 31st October, visitors will gather at the Fair Green in Athboy to join the Lighting of the Samhain Fire to honour their ancestors. This symbolic event connects the landscapes of Tlachtga, Tara, Loughcrew, Tailteann and Uisneach, to a central Púca flame, laden with messages to our ancestors. As the flames ignite, the stage will be set, and a night of music and celebration will ensue.

Associated Events

The Boyne Valley is the home of Halloween and there are hundreds of events taking place nearby, we’re proud to partner with many of these events such as spiritsofmeath.ie. Full associated events will be announced soon!