Púca is back and out to make mischief this Halloween!

October 31st – November 3rd

As the nights lengthen, the Púca Festival casts its magical glow upon Ireland’s Ancient East. Rooted in the mystical traditions of Samhain, yet brimming with contemporary energy, this immersive festival in Trim and Athboy invites you to a realm where folklore comes alive. Dance with otherworldly creatures, revel in the richness of Irish music and storytelling, and experience Halloween in its most authentic form.


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 Bell X1, The High Kings, Dermot Whelan, and many more.

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Check out the fantastic full programme of events and follow our social media accounts to make sure you don’t miss out! 


Festival Sites
Each of Púca’s sites brings something special and distinct. Athboy is steeped in the tradition of Samhain nestled next to Tlachtga and Trim is an idyllic small Irish town surrounding a stunning medieval castle.

The PÚca Procession in Trim

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.


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