Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival
19 October 2012 - 31 October 2012
The 4th Spirits of Meath Halloween Festival takes place all around the county over October 19th to October 31st. County Meath, uniquely where it all began, is bringing you Ireland's most electrifying Halloween Festival...Fun by day, frights by night!! Samhain, the ancient Celtic Festival that we now call Halloween, originated in Co. Meath more than 2,000 years ago. Samhain marks the end of the old Celtic Year and the beginning of the New Year. One of the main spiritual centres of the ancient Celts was located on top of the hill of Tlachtga, now called the Hill of Ward, near Athboy, Co. Meath. Today, the old Celtic ceremony at Tlachtga has been revived and we mix the ancient past and the twenty-first century with a re-enactment of the Celtic celebration starting with a torch lit procession from the Fair Green in Athboy, Co. Meath to the top of the Hill of Tlachtga, at 7pm on October 31st each year.
Telephone:+353 (0)46 909 7060
Address: All around County Meath, Co Meath, Republic Of Ireland