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Púca Festival - Púca Illuminations

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Come alive in the dark... 3 NIGHTS OF MUSIC, FIRE, FEASTING AND MISCHIEF ACROSS THREE ANCIENT SITES WHERE SAMHAIN BEGAN.

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The grounds at Trim Castle and surrounds come to life each night with a host of illuminations and interactive interventions. From aerialists and Púca performers to large-scale projections and laser shows, your senses will be well and truly stimulated as you explore and follow the light from the spectacular to the magical.

Please note this event is free, you can register at Trim Castle on the night you wish to visit or in advance through pucafestival.com / Eventbrite.

Installations include:

Aerialists by Fidget Feet

The spectacular Irish aerialists Fidget Feet take audiences on a theatrical journey through the mystical world of Púca. Full of Fidget Feet’s trademark playfulness the leading aerialists will entertain as they join forces with the spirits of Samhain - Fionn, Boann, the Morrigan, Fir Dearg and Púca.

Lightning Strikes by Seb Lee-Delisle

Lightning Strikes is a massive laser-projection by Seb Lee-Delisle that will recreate spectacular electrical effects around the facade of St. Mary’s Abbey.

Faery Trails by Lucas Chih-Peng Kao

Lucas Chih-Peng Kao has created a magical site-specific experience bringing the faeries to life for Púca Festival!

Castle Keep by Illuminos

Using interactive sound triggers and visual codes Púca participants will work together be able to play the Castle Keep in real time, coaxing walls and defenses to clang and tumble open.

Illuminos Awaken the Spirits - with Matthew Nolan

Large projections on the Castle’s exterior walls will capture the characters of the festival’s Samhain spirits, brought to life through newly commissioned soundtracks by Dublin-based composer Matthew Nolan. The moment the spirits arrive and the fire is lit on Tlachtga will be revealed on the walls marking the start of Samhain and the Ancient New Year celebrations.

The Breath of Boann by Mark Anderson

Artist Mark Anderson's magnificent visceral instrument sends balls of fire into the sky as it creates The Breath of Boann in the form of a dozen spectacular jets of flame.

The Tale of Dullahan by Impossible Arts

As dusk falls, the three magically projected heads appear and begin to speak and sing, as visitors take control of their mouths, animating them to lip-sync The Tales of Dullahan.

Aura by Ronan Devlin

This moving image work captures audience form and feelings with a camera and biometric sense technology. Every movement and mood are relayed as a colour tone.

Nightly from 6pm. Admission Free

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