Púca Pageant set to return to Co. Meath for Halloween 2022



Celebrating Eire because the birthplace of Halloween, Púca Pageant returns to Co. Meath this Halloween – bringing spectacle, storytelling, music, mischief, comedy, feasting and way more to Trim and Athboy from October 28–31.

Working in partnership with Irish artists, seanchaí storytellers, and the local people, Púca will function a stunning collection of experiences and performances over three days and 4 nights in Eire’s Historic East.

A multi-talented lineup was introduced right this moment together with The Tutorial, Imelda Could, 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 time’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 totally different areas of Eire. Working in partnership with Irish artists, seanchaí storytellers, and the local people Púca will showcase the most effective in modern Irish music, spectacle, and efficiency, and is now in its third 12 months.

Talking on the programme launch in Dublin Citadel, Minister for Tourism, Tradition, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D. mentioned;


Image reveals Fireplace Performer Polly from Damaged Theatre on the launch.Returning to Co. Meath from Friday twenty eighth to Monday thirty first October 2022 throughout pageant hubs Trim and Athboy, Púca is an genuine, immersive and otherworldly pageant that celebrates Eire because the birthplace of Halloween. PIC JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY

“As we emerge from the affect of COVID-19, we all know the tourism and hospitality trade has a key half to play in Eire’s financial restoration. Immersive festivals play an essential position in delivering good customer experiences, giving home and abroad guests a singular alternative to expertise the perfect of our tradition, individuals and locations. Halloween is a globally recognised vacation and Fáilte Eire’s Púca pageant is a superb alternative to advertise Eire because the place the place all of it started. I’m happy to formally launch the programme for Púca 2022 which is able to encourage guests from round Eire and the world to go to Meath, keep, discover and rejoice our historical Samhain traditions.”

Orla Carroll, Director of Product Improvement in Fáilte Eire added:

“Festivals are essential to the tourism sector, motivating over 200,000 abroad guests to come back to Eire and contributing €108m to the economic system yearly. Púca Pageant goals to place Eire internationally as the house of Halloween and can construct on current work already going down in Eire’s Historic East to inform the area’s historical story. Púca’s distinctive programme of occasions has one thing for everybody and we’re trying ahead to seeing it being dropped at life in October. Working in partnership with Meath County Council, Fáilte Eire is dedicated to growing Púca right into a world-class pageant that positions Eire as the house of Halloween internationally over the following variety of years.”

Along with the music and comedy line-up, different programme particulars have been confirmed and embrace:

The pageant ceremonies formally begin with the Arrival of the Spirits Samhain Procession on Saturday, twenty ninth October. Be part of within the Samhain Procession because it weaves its means by way of the eerie darkish streets of Trim, making its option to the magical Trim Citadel the place the leisure continues. This must-see illuminated procession will probably be a sight to behold with large-scale processional items, music, fireplace, and performances to not be missed. Spectators are invited to rejoice the Samhain Spirits and create their very own masks, with dressing up extremely inspired.

The Púca Massive High Stage in Trim will host high-profile headline acts every evening together with, Imelda Could, Gavin James, The Tutorial, King Kong Firm and Block Rockin Beats, Lisa Hannigan and Cathy Davey, and lots of extra.


The Púca with Comic Emma Doran on the launch. PIC JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Comedy phases are set to host a stellar line up of comedy favourites reminiscent of David O’Doherty, Joanne McNally, Neil Delamere and Jason Byrne.

The Morrigan Stage at Trim Citadel Resort will function the Blindboy Reside 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 Resort Athboy will host stay 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 way more.

Pushed by a ardour for folklore and mythology, Candlelit Tales on the Morrigan Stage in Trim Citadel Resort will probably be respiration life into previous tales, for younger and previous, in step with Eire’s great storytelling heritage.

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

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 parts, fireplace performances, and way more.

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

The Irish language is widely known inside the pageant programme, and an exquisite array of native conventional Irish musicians will probably be enjoying all through the weekend.

Cartoon Saloon, 7-time Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Emmy nominated animated studio will create spectacular projections at Púca Pageant to inform the story of Eire as the unique birthplace of Halloween which started as Samhain over 2000 years in the past.

All through the weekend a wide range of free ticketed occasions will happen together with Halloween enjoyable, video games, and treasure hunts throughout Trim and Athboy.

Some programme highlights attendees can anticipate from Púca embrace:

ATHBOY

· Celtic Voyage Circus

Friday twenty eighth – thirty first October, 1.30pm, 4.30pm, 7pm, Fairgreen Athboy. Tickets €10 Plus Reserving Price.

· Dublin Metropolis Ramblers fiftieth Anniversary Tour

Friday twenty eighth October, 8pm, Darnley Lodge Resort. Tickets €15 Plus Reserving Price.

· The Excessive Kings

Saturday twenty ninth October, 8pm, Darnley Lodge Resort. Tickets €29 Plus Reserving Price.

· Kíla

Monday thirty first October, time and site to be confirmed.

TRIM

· Lisa Hannigan & Cathy Davey

Friday twenty eighth October, 8pm, Worry Dearg Stage. Tickets €25 Plus Reserving Price.

· Imelda Could

Friday twenty eighth October, 8pm, Massive High Púca Stage. Tickets €37.50 Plus Reserving Price.

· Jack O’Lanterns Meals & Craft Markets (FREE EVENT)

Friday twenty eighth – Monday thirty first October, Trim Citadel. Free to affix.

· Haunted Trim Strolling Excursions

Friday twenty eighth – Monday thirty first October, 12.30pm, 3pm and 6pm, Trim City. Tickets €9 Plus Reserving Price.

· Opening Procession – The Arrival of The Spirits (FREE EVENT)

Saturday twenty ninth October, 6.30pm, Jonathan Swift Avenue, Trim City. Free to affix.

· Website positioning Linn (FREE EVENT)

Saturday twenty ninth October, 4.45pm, Boann Stage at Trim Citadel.

· The Tutorial

Saturday twenty ninth October, Massive High Púca Stage. Tickets on sale 10am Wednesday, 14th September.

· Storytelling with Candlelit Tales

Sunday thirtieth – Monday thirty first October, 2pm, Morrigan Stage at Trim Citadel Resort. Tickets €5 Plus Reserving Price

· The Jerry Fish Electrical Sideshow ‘Cabaret’

Saturday twenty ninth October, 8pm, Trim Citadel Resort. Tickets €25 Plus Reserving Price.

· Gavin James

Sunday thirtieth October, 8pm, Púca Massive High Stage. Tickets €35.00 Plus Reserving Price.

· Blindboy Reside Podcast

Sunday thirtieth October, 8pm, Morrigan Stage at Trim Citadel Resort. Tickets €26.50 Plus Reserving Price.

· Sharon Shannon (FREE EVENT)

Sunday thirtieth October, 4.30pm, Boann Stage, Trim Citadel.

· Joanne McNally

Monday thirty first October, 8pm, Knightsbrook Resort. Tickets €27.50 Plus Reserving Price.

· The Hidden Station – Reside Selection Podcast (FREE EVENT)

Monday thirty first October, 6pm, Morrigan Stage at Trim Citadel Resort. Free Ticketed Occasion.

· Block Rockin’ Beats, King Kong Firm and HamsandwicH

Monday thirty first October, 7.30pm, Massive High Púca Stage. Tickets €30 Plus Reserving Price.

Take a look on the thrilling new programme and e book tickets to concert events and occasions throughout the 2 pageant hubs right here.



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