Púca is back and out to make mischief this Halloween!

Festivalgoers and fans of folklore are in for a treat this Halloween as Púca Festival returns to Co. Meath. Celebrating Ireland as the birthplace of Halloween, Púca is an authentic, immersive, and otherworldly festival. Vibrant, fun, and contemporary in feel but strongly rooted in tradition, the Púca Festival returns to the festivals hubs of Trim and Athboy from the 27th – 31st of October 2023 (subject to license).


This year we’re bringing you some of the most amazing talent in music, comedy and performance,  we’re excited to deliver another incredible Programme for 2023, with more amazing acts to come, follow our social media accounts to make sure you don’t miss out! Headline music acts include The Waterboys, Damien Dempsey, the Charlatans and Macy Gray.

Check out the fantastic full programme of events here. For more information on the festival please email puca@mpiartists.com

Puca 2023 Programme


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.

Embrace the Magic of ‘Samhain Night Between The Years’ – Our Grand Opening Procession in Trim

Prepare for enchantment at Púca Festival 2023 with our new opening procession, ‘Samhain Night Between The Years,’ in Trim on Saturday, 28th October 2023 at 6.30pm

Immerse yourself in street performance with local traditional Irish music, celebrating the mystical world of Samhain. Join us for ‘Samhain Night Between The Years,’ Púca Festival 2023’s grand opening, and let the magic begin! After the procession, continue the festivities at the Barbican Gate of Trim Castle with ‘A Story of Samhain’ and a mesmerizing fire display by the Pyro Collective.


Experience the Grand Closing in Athboy – ‘An Lasadh Suas’ (The Lighting)

As Púca Festival 2023 comes to an end, Athboy, steeped in Halloween tradition, invites you to gather at the Fair Green for the spectacular ‘An Lasadh Suas` ( The Lighting )  closing ceremony.

In this symbolic event, a procession led by a master of ceremonies will carry the Tlachtga flame, igniting fire sculptures representing Tara, Loughcrew, Tailteann, and Uisneach. Each landscape’s story will be shared, culminating in the lighting of ‘An Lasadh Suas,’( The Lighting ) setting light to your thoughtful messages, symbolizing ancestral connections to help guide us through this winter.

With the Púca flame ablaze, the celebration continues with music and revelry, inviting Irish diaspora and friends to join in the global merriment. Don’t miss ‘An Lasadh Suas,( The Lighting ) Púca Festival 2023’s grand closing, as we bid adieu to another enchanting year.  The event begins in Athboy Fairgreen on Tuesday, 31st October 2023, at 5.15pm


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