Halloween Spirits of Meath Festival

The Birthplace of Halloween launches its 2021 Spirits of Meath Festival! 

Halloween is my favourite time of year. I love to see the leaves turn multi-coloured and it’s the perfect time of year to get together with family doing fun activities. There’s so much going on that this year The Boyne Valley have put together The Spirits of Meath Festival which promises lots of fun for all the family in the birthplace of Halloween and is set to take place from the 3rd October to the 7th November. According to the legend, Samhain – the ancient Celtic festival that we now call Halloween – originated in the Boyne Valley – it was a time of festivity at the end of harvest with the nights becoming darker.

Farmaphobia

There’s lots to entertain the whole family at Farmaphobia at Causey Farm which is definitely not to be missed. Tormented and twisted minds have been working overtime to ensure that Farmaphobia (with four terrifying haunts spread over 100 acres of fear) will be Ireland’s biggest Halloween event for adults and teens. (Note: Farmaphobia is strictly 13+ and all 13-16 year olds must be accompanied on site by an adult.) Booking is essential with tickets from €29-35

Also not to be missed is ‘Pumpkin and Fun 21’ at the Navan adventure centre. A great activity for children from 3 – 12 years (with parents and guardians) and this event will include the opportunity to take home your own pumpkin of choice. There will be a pumpkin carving area to carve your own spooky pumpkin, you can also make your own witches’ slimy snot to take home! Make sure you try the inflatable obstacle courses, slides, the inflatable maze, minigolf and foot golf.

Puca Festival

The Púca Festival is back and will be bringing more mischief and merriment than ever before from the 23rd to the 31st October. Visitors from near and far are being welcomed back for a week of music and comedy, with artists like Jerry Fish, Aoife Scott and Joanne McNally, mythology tours at the Hill of Ward, the Fear Dearg Trad Sessions, Púca Punch Cocktails, the Púca Food Trail and everything else in between. The Púca Festival will take place across The Boyne Valley and for the first time Slane Castle is also joining in the fun, along with our festival hubs of Athboy, Trim, Drogheda – each steeped in summer and legend and tradition.

Samhain also marks the end of the harvest festival, so Púca Festival embraces the enormous wealth and quality of the local produce on the store steps, making food and drink another star of the show. From world-class whiskey, award winning seafood, locally raised meat and natural honey there is something to tickle every taste bud.

More details available on https://www.pucafestival.com/

Places to stay to really enjoy Halloween festivities in the Boyne Valley

Check out the spooky family package at Caravogue House, Trim, 2 nights B&B for two adults and three children, hot chocolate on arrival, spooky décor, and full Irish breakfast with pancakes for children, just €310 inclusive.

There are more spooktacular offers on Accommodation Special offers on  http://www.spiritsofmeath.ie/accommodation-offers

For more information on the Spirits of Meath festival see www.spiritsofmeath.ie

Or about the Boyne Valley see https://www.discoverboynevalley.ie/

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