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The birthplace of Halloween

Starting at 7pm from the Fair Green on Halloween night there is a procession 2km up the hill to an... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2015
phoenixesrose
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Samhain Festival of Fire - Annual Celebration at Tlachtga

This is an annual event running for the past 15 years. This will be the 16th. It is a rekindling of... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

So this hill, situated just outside Athboy, is where Halloween began!!! From the top of the hill there are great views of the surrounding countryside. Although there is no visitor centre you can come and walk amongst the ancient ringfort and access is free. If...More

1  Thank Tom D
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Starting at 7pm from the Fair Green on Halloween night there is a procession 2km up the hill to an old ring fort named Tlachtga. Well worth going for the procession and the ceremony on top of the hill.

1  Thank phoenixesrose
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Everyone meets on the Green before proceeding up the hill. The procession is lit by torchbearers, mini-bonfires, and intricately carved jack-o-lanterns. The bodhran is played, you can stop at the ancient Druid's Well and splash water on your face. You pass through hills and fields...More

1  Thank GypsygirllovesAthboy
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is an annual event running for the past 15 years. This will be the 16th. It is a rekindling of an ancient festival believed to be held as the original Halloween or Samhain as it would have been known in pre-christian times. It is...More

2  Thank SCKav
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

If you wish to take the unforgettable experience that the first reviewer had from this attraction then you'll have to do a lot of research to appreciate it, perhaps a phD. If you are out for a Sunday drive or just looking to tick a...More

1  Thank Rex-Banner-2012
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Tlachtga or Hill of Ward as it was commonly known as for many years, is a heritage site just a mile from the busy town of Athboy, Co. Meath. It is the site of a ring fort, one of very few now visible in Europe...More

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