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– Púca festival returns with an extended programme and amazing locations

– For the first time Slane Castle will become a hub of mischief and magic this  Samhain, the perfect experiential appetiser to an evening of comedy or live music in Trim or Drogheda

– Four festival hubs – Slane Castle, Athboy, Drogheda and Trim – play host to Ireland’s best established and up and coming names in music, comedy, performance and spectacle

– The walls of Trim Castle will come alive after dark and the grounds of Slane Castle will play host to breath-taking installations

– Drogheda will see a star line-up of award-winning musicians, world class comedians and internet sensations take to the stage

– In Athboy local pubs and restaurants come alive during Púca festival

Tickets on sale now at www.pucafestival.com

Púca festival is a fun, otherworldly festival celebrating Ireland as the original birthplace of Halloween. In 2021 visitors from home and abroad will be welcomed back for a week of music and mythology, sideshows and standup, cabaret and cocktails, and everything else in between.

Vibrant and contemporary, yet strongly rooted in tradition, Púca festival will take place across County Meath and County Louth, from 23 – 31 October 2021 and for the first time Slane Castle is being added to the location lineup, alongside the existing festival hubs of Athboy, Trim and Drogheda, each steeped in Samhain legend and tradition.

Púca is typically a shape-shifting creature from Celtic folklore, a familiar character in Ireland’s narrative of Halloween, and in 2021 this mercurial spirit will turn the rock n’ roll surrounds of Slane Castle into a playground for the spirits. 

As Samhain also marked the end of the harvest season, Púca festival embraces the enormous wealth and quality of the local produce on its doorstep, making food and drink another star in the show. From world class whisky, to award winning seafood, locally raised meat and natural honey, there is something to tickle every taste bud.

Púca festival has been developed by Fáilte Ireland (the National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland), in partnership with Meath and Louth County Councils, to claim ownership of this internationally celebrated event and to tell the story of the origins of Samhain, or Halloween as it is now known, in Irish and Celtic traditions, with a view to encouraging more international visitors to visit Ireland during October and November. Púca festival is produced by the award-winning festivals and events company, Curated Place.

Orla Carroll, Director Product Development in Fáilte Ireland said: “We are excited to welcome visitors back to Púca Festival this October to celebrate Ireland as the birthplace of Halloween. Festivals play a key role in delivering brilliant visitor experiences and providing visitors with a unique reason to choose a destination and with a distinctive programme of events from music and spectacle to food, there is something for everyone this year at Púca.”

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Published On: Wed, Sep 15th, 2021 at 10:01am

Get ready for the Púca festival next month

PÚCA– A RETURN TO MISCHIEF 

SLANE -ATHBOY – DROGHEDA – TRIM

23 – 31 OCTOBER 2021

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– Púca festival returns with an extended programme and amazing locations

– For the first time Slane Castle will become a hub of mischief and magic this  Samhain, the perfect experiential appetiser to an evening of comedy or live music in Trim or Drogheda

– Four festival hubs – Slane Castle, Athboy, Drogheda and Trim – play host to Ireland’s best established and up and coming names in music, comedy, performance and spectacle

– The walls of Trim Castle will come alive after dark and the grounds of Slane Castle will play host to breath-taking installations

– Drogheda will see a star line-up of award-winning musicians, world class comedians and internet sensations take to the stage

– In Athboy local pubs and restaurants come alive during Púca festival

Tickets on sale now at www.pucafestival.com

Púca festival is a fun, otherworldly festival celebrating Ireland as the original birthplace of Halloween. In 2021 visitors from home and abroad will be welcomed back for a week of music and mythology, sideshows and standup, cabaret and cocktails, and everything else in between.

Vibrant and contemporary, yet strongly rooted in tradition, Púca festival will take place across County Meath and County Louth, from 23 – 31 October 2021 and for the first time Slane Castle is being added to the location lineup, alongside the existing festival hubs of Athboy, Trim and Drogheda, each steeped in Samhain legend and tradition.

Púca is typically a shape-shifting creature from Celtic folklore, a familiar character in Ireland’s narrative of Halloween, and in 2021 this mercurial spirit will turn the rock n’ roll surrounds of Slane Castle into a playground for the spirits. 

As Samhain also marked the end of the harvest season, Púca festival embraces the enormous wealth and quality of the local produce on its doorstep, making food and drink another star in the show. From world class whisky, to award winning seafood, locally raised meat and natural honey, there is something to tickle every taste bud.

Púca festival has been developed by Fáilte Ireland (the National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland), in partnership with Meath and Louth County Councils, to claim ownership of this internationally celebrated event and to tell the story of the origins of Samhain, or Halloween as it is now known, in Irish and Celtic traditions, with a view to encouraging more international visitors to visit Ireland during October and November. Púca festival is produced by the award-winning festivals and events company, Curated Place.

Orla Carroll, Director Product Development in Fáilte Ireland said: “We are excited to welcome visitors back to Púca Festival this October to celebrate Ireland as the birthplace of Halloween. Festivals play a key role in delivering brilliant visitor experiences and providing visitors with a unique reason to choose a destination and with a distinctive programme of events from music and spectacle to food, there is something for everyone this year at Púca.”

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