Firstly, We’d like to thank everybody who came to Samhain Festival this year. We also wish to sincerely apologise to anybody who was affected by queues for buses, queues for the bar or any other factors that made your festival experience unpleasurable. We put a huge amount of effort and planning in to ensuring the event was as enjoyable as possible for everybody. Unfortunately due to a number of different issues, some of which were out of our control, this was not the case for everybody. We’ve taken in to account all of the feedback we’ve received so far and and will be getting back to people individually throughout the week. We are a team of people who are passionate about throwing parties where everybody in attendance has the best experience possible. We’re absolutely devastated that this wasn’t the case at Samhain. Thank you for supporting Samhain Festival to date, we sincerely hope that these mess ups didn’t ruin your festival experience completely, and that you still got to enjoy the music. For those asking about lost and found, please follow this link
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’