Eire reclaims Halloween launching haunting Púca Pageant

This October Púca Pageant will have a good time Eire because the origin of Halloween in Trim and Athboy, County Meath, that includes nice musicians, comedians, storytellers and spooky processions.

Lastly returning to County Meath after a two-year hiatus, the Púca Pageant will have a good time the nation’s heritage, traditions and expertise within the historic cities of Athboy and Trim. There isn’t any extra becoming location to have a good time Halloween than in County Meath, the place the October vacation started as the traditional Celtic pageant of Samhain.

The Púca Pageant program was launched on Tues, Sept 13, at Dublin Citadel by Eire’s Minister for Tourism, Tradition, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin, Director of Product Improvement Orla Carroll, and Paul Lawler the Pageant Director.

The multi-talented lineup within the newly launched program consists of The Educational, Imelda Might, Gavin James, Sharon Shannon, Kíla and Website positioning Linn, becoming a member of the beforehand introduced King Kong Firm, Block Rockin’ Beats, Lisa Hannigan, Jerry Fish Electrical Sideshow Cabaret, Blindboy, Joanne McNally, Neil Delamere, David O’Doherty, Jason Byrne and extra.   

 Developed by Fáilte Eire, in partnership with Meath County Council, to inform the origin story of Samhain or “Summer season’s Finish”, Púca was devised to encourage extra worldwide guests to go to Eire throughout October and November and to encourage home guests to discover completely different areas of Eire. Working in partnership with Irish artists, seanchaí storytellers, and the area people Púca showcases the most effective in up to date Irish music, spectacle, and efficiency, and is now in its third 12 months.  

Talking on the program launch in Dublin Citadel, Minister Martin stated “Immersive festivals play an vital position in delivering sensible customer experiences, giving home and abroad guests a singular alternative to expertise the easiest of our tradition, individuals and locations.

Púca Festival 2022 program has launched!

Púca Pageant 2022 program has launched!

“Halloween is a globally acknowledged vacation and Fáilte Eire’s Púca pageant is a superb alternative to advertise Eire because the place the place all of it started.”

  Orla Carroll, from Fáilte Eire, added:    “Púca Pageant goals to place Eire internationally as the house of Halloween and can construct on present work already happening in Eire’s Historic East to inform the area’s historical story.”

Listed below are simply a few of the fantastic occasions within the 2022 Púca Pageant:

Arrival of the Spirits Samhain Procession

 The pageant ceremonies formally start with the Arrival of the Spirits Samhain Procession on Sat, Oct 29. Be a part of within the Samhain Procession because it weaves its method by the eerie darkish streets of Trim, making its approach to the magical Trim Citadel the place the leisure continues. This illuminated procession will likely be a sight to behold with large-scale processional items, music, fireplace, and performances to not be missed. Spectators are invited to have a good time the Samhain spirits and create their very own masks, with dressing up extremely inspired. 

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On stage

The Púca Huge High Stage in Trim will host high-profile headline acts every night time together with, Imelda Might, Gavin James, The Educational, King Kong Firm and Block Rockin Beats, Lisa Hannigan and Cathy Davey, and lots of extra.  

Comedy phases are set to host a stellar lineup of comedy favorites corresponding to David O’Doherty, Joanne McNally, Neil Delamere and Jason Byrne.

The Morrigan Stage at Trim Citadel Lodge will function the Blindboy Stay Podcast Present, Jerry Fish Electrical Sideshow, Davina Devine – The Queens of Halloween Spooktacular with Mom DJs, and a late-night social gathering on the Púca Pageant Membership.

The Darnley Lodge Lodge Athboy will host reside performances from The Excessive Kings and the Dublin Metropolis Ramblers – fiftieth Anniversary Celebration Tour  

At Trim Citadel, the Boann Stage will function free ticketed occasions with the proficient Sharon Shannon, Website positioning Linn, and rather more.  


Pushed by a ardour for folklore and mythology, Candlelit Tales on the Morrigan Stage in Trim Citadel Lodge will likely be respiratory life into previous tales, for younger and previous, consistent with Eire’s fantastic storytelling heritage.

Foodie enjoyable

Meals lovers will rejoice on the Jack O’Lantern Harvest Market happening in Trim Citadel throughout the weekend. Attendees can count on to find an exquisite showcase of native producers providing up tasty treats and creepy crafts which might be positive to fulfill Halloween appetites. 

Fairgreen in Athboy

On the Fairgreen in Athboy, an all-ages Irish-themed Celtic Voyage Circus will delight households, whereas after darkish the Samhain Circus celebrates the creme de la creme of creepy cabaret, hair-raising excessive wire acts and sideshow components, fireplace performances, and rather more.

The Fairgreen in Athboy and Hill of Ward will host this 12 months’s celebration of Samhain, with a residing historic village, strolling excursions, processions and spectacle, and thrilling surprises.

For extra data and tickets go to PucaFestival.com.

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