Is anything happening in 2020?
Unfortunately, due to the impact of COVID-19, Fáilte Ireland and festival partners Meath County Council and Louth County Council have made the difficult but unavoidable decision to suspend the Púca Festival for 2020.
This year, due to restrictions, celebrations will be virtual with a broadcast of the lighting of the Samhain fires on the 31st October and a celebration of the story of Halloween’s origins in Irish and Celtic traditions told through our Púca channels.
We hope you will join us wherever you are in the world to celebrate Samhain and look forward to welcoming you back to our Festival locations in Athboy, Drogheda and Trim next year.
Will Púca return in 2021?
We very much hope that it will be safe to welcome you all back to Púca in 2021. Updates will be made on this site and through our social media channels. Sign up to be the first to know about our plans.
Is there anywhere to watch the fires of Samhain?
This year it is not possible for the traditional gathering on the Hill of Ward (Tlachtga). We will however release a special film to mark the moment and to share our traditions with people across the world.
When can I book tickets for next year?
Tickets will be available when the programme launches for Púca 2021 in the spring next year. You can subscribe to receive an alert when that happens at the foot of this page.
Is there food and drink at the Festival?
Púca celebrates the wonderful local produce grown and created in the Boyne Valley so you can be assured that you won’t go hungry or thirsty at the Festival in 2021. There is also a great range of restaurants and cafes in Athboy, Trim and Drogheda.
Is the event accessible?
All venues and events at Púca are accessible. Please note however that some surfaces outdoors are soft or uneven.
Where can I stay?
There is everything from top end hotels to B&Bs and self-catering cottages around Athboy, Drogheda and Trim. It’s a beautiful part of the world. Browse www.discoverireland.ie for where to stay and things to do when you are set to plan a trip to Púca 2021.
Is the festival indoors?
Púca is a mix of indoors and outdoors, so festival goers should dress to stay warm and dry to enjoy the processions, illuminations, music and food village as part of their visit to Púca.