Púca Festival

Púca Festival

Púca Festival


 Iconic Festival Celebrating Ireland as the origin of Halloween Returns to Co. Meath from 28 - 31 OCTOBER 2022


 Experience Spectacle and Storytelling, Music and Mischief, Comedy, Feasting & Much More


Dates:  Friday, 28th to Monday, 31st October, 2022

Locations:  Trim & Athboy, Co. Meath


Vibrant, fun, and contemporary in feel but strongly rooted in tradition, Púca will take place in the festival hubs of Trim and Athboy in County Meath, from Friday 28th to Monday 31st October 2022, with headline acts including King Kong Company, Block Rockin’ Beats, The High Kings, Blindboy, Joanne McNally, Neil Delamere, David O’Doherty, and Jason Byrne already confirmed and many more to be announced.

Tickets on sale from Friday 12th August – visit www.pucafestival.com

 Púca Festival has been developed by Fáilte Ireland (the National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland), in partnership with Meath County Council, to celebrate Ireland as the birthplace of Halloween and to tell the origin story of Samhain or ‘Summer’s End’.


 Trim, Co. Meath


 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 ‘Arrival of the Spirits’ on Saturday 29th October to officially kick off the festival. Create your own mask, join the spirit group of your choosing and be a part of a huge, lively procession through the streets of Trim to the illuminated castle walls, torch in hand.

 Athboy, Co. Meath
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. Join the ‘Coming of Samhain’ celebrations at The Hill of Ward, a major ceremonial enclosure and one of the earliest sites to host Samhain, on Monday, 31st October for a spiritual and historical retelling of the original Halloween story, where the five ancient provinces of Ireland will be represented and symbolically reunited in flame. 


Many more acts will be added to the line up over the coming weeks, and festivalgoers are advised to keep an eye on www.pucafestival.com for news and tickets.