A Halloween-themed experience of light and audio-visual installations along an illuminated walking trail
The grounds of Slane Castle and Distillery are transformed into a Halloween playground as the spirits of Púca, The Morrigan and Fear Dearg roam the woodlands while spectacular illuminations and installations bring the landscape to life.
The walk through the grounds invites the audience to immerse themselves in Our Darkest Night, surrounding visitors within Mark Anderson’s Fireflies, spooks with Matthew Nolan’s Samhain Whispers and wows with a Halloween weekend (29–31 Oct only) performance by the spectacular LUXE between 6.30pm and 11.00pm.
More information on the artists and installations can be found here.
Púca Illuminations: The spirit of Púca inhabits Slane Castle is suitable for people of all ages, though please bear in mind that it is a walk through the grounds – so please wear suitable footwear and dress for the weather. The route is accessible to buggies and wheelchairs.
The trail opens from 7pm each night once darkness falls, so warm up and be sure to bookend your visit with fantastic food and drink from the Boyne Valley as you are welcomed into the courtyard of Slane Distillery where you will find the Slane Irish Whiskey Pop Up bar serving:
- A range of Slane Whiskey Halloween and Púca themed Cocktails
- Irish coffee
- Hot whiskey
- Beer and cider
- Filter tea and coffee
There will also be a food truck serving burgers, chips, pizza, and nachos.
A Púca Festival event co-hosted with Slane Castle and Slane Castle Distillery.
No vaccination certificate is required at this event as it is outdoors.
Car tickets are inclusive of parking and tickets for 5 people (under 3s go free). For individual ticket holders, the Castle is 15-minute walk from the centre of Slane.
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