PÚCA – WHERE HALLOWEEN’S STORY BEGINS
Fáilte Ireland’s Brand-New Festival Celebrating Halloween:
3 Breath-taking Nights of Music, Food, Light & Spectacle
ATHBOY – DROGHEDA – TRIM
31 OCTOBER – 2 NOVEMBER 2019
- The walls of stunning and ancient Trim Castle and St. Laurence’s Gate in Drogheda will come alive after dark with some of the best projection artists in the world, including Seb Lee Delisle, Algorithm, Illuminos, and Ronan Devlin.
- Three festival hubs – Athboy, Drogheda and Trim –play host to Ireland’s best established and up and coming names in music including Lisa O’Neill, David Keenan, DJ KORMAC and Jerry Fish.
- The Púca Food and Craft Market in Trim will offer tasty treats and traditional handicrafts to satisfy Halloween appetites.
- The Coming of Samhain at Athboy will kick start the festival on 31st October recreating the symbolic lighting of the Samhain fires.
Tickets on sale now at pucafestival.com
The first look at an exciting programme of events for Ireland’s new three-day Halloween festival, Púca was announced by Fáilte Ireland today, 30 July 2019.
Púca is a spectacular, fun and otherworldly new festival celebrating Ireland as the original birthplace of Halloween. Vibrant and contemporary in feel but strongly rooted in tradition, it will take place in three locations across Meath and Louth from 31 October – 2 November 2019.
The festival has been developed by Fáilte Ireland in partnership with Meath and Louth County Councils to claim ownership of this internationally celebrated event and to tell the story of Halloween’s origins in Irish and Celtic traditions with a view to encouraging more international visitors to visit Ireland during October and November.
In its inaugural year, Ireland’s Ancient East will play host to the newly established contemporary and inspiring Púca Festival which is designed to capture the original and authentic spirit of Samhain across three breath-taking nights of music, food, light and spectacle.
Have a look at the exciting new programme here and book tickets to concerts and events across the three festival hubs.