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PUCA Festival


‘Where Halloween’s story begins’

Fáilte Ireland’s New Festival will Celebrate Ireland as

the Home of Halloween

31 OCT - 2 NOV 2019



According to Irish folklore and more recent archaeological evidence, Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Celtic tradition of Samhain. ‘Summer’s end’ in old Irish, Samhain marked the end of the Celtic Year and the start of a new one and believed to be a time of transition, when the spirits of all those who had passed away since the previous Oíche Shamhna (31st October) moved onto the next life.



Samhain was the last great gathering before winter, a time of feasting, remembering what had passed and preparing for what was to come.


A spectacular festival of music and light complemented by rich harvest-inspired food experiences, Púca will celebrate a time when light turns to dark, the veil between realities draws thin, rules can be broken, and the spirits move between worlds.



Over three spectacular nights, across three festival locations we salute the Halloween spirits through folklore, food, music and light up the night sky with awe-inspiring and unearthly illuminations.

Join us where Halloween's story begins... 

Find out more about our 2019 programmed events below or visit our website 



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