Buses will be leaving from Custom House Quay in Dublin 1 every half hour from 2pm until 8pm. Places for each time-slot are limited, so we advise you book your ticket as soon as possible. Tickets via Expressbus are available from here.
Samhain is a car free event, and there will be no parking permited anywhere on or near the site. If you are getting a lift or a private bus to festival, please go to the drop off point. Map and more info here.
If you purchased a ticket online you should have received it in your email inbox by now. If you haven't received an email with your ticket attached, first check your junk mail, if it's not there get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get your ticket to you ASAP.
The Festival gates open at 3pm and the festival will end at 2.30am
Samhain is back...Spread across three stages and a plethora of theatrical nooks and crannies will be a host of international electronic acts, a cosmic selection of craft beers and a feast of gourmet food! The new venue for Samhain Festival is fully licensed so this year’s festival will not be a BYO event.
As the sun rises over Sliabh Rua, the Red Mountain, light climbs into the 5000 year old Cairn, illuminating the entire tomb and its three chambers before focusing on the Whispering Stone, an ancient white monolith, an omen of what’s to come at the spiritual home of Samhain.
Shadowed by Sliabh na Caillíagh, the “Witch’s Mountain”, bordered by 300 year old Yew trees, grown to ward off evil spirits and centered around the ruined church of Saint Oliver Plunkett; lies our playground for the night, Loughcrew Gardens.
Embrace an alter ego for the night with your best fancy dress and celebrate the ancient Celtic tradition of the “Festival of the Dead’