Samhain Music & Dance Festival Trim

Join us in the historical town of Trim in County Meath, Ireland for a weekend of music, dance, folklore & entertainment this October. The festival of events will take place from 28th-30th October 2022 in various locations around the picturesque town. Over the course of the weekend there will be classes, activities and entertainment for all ages. The days will be filled with music and dance workshops for musicians and dancers of all levels, young and old as well as an opportunity to soak in the atmosphere of this fantastic location at a very special time of the year.

Trim County Meath © Brian Murphy 2022

Activities & Events

Music and dance workshops will be held over the weekend in Trim GAA Club as well as several other events in various locations around the town. You can find a general schedule of events below.

Colourful buildings in Trim
© Brian Murphy 2022

Daytime Activities include:

Trad Culture workshops (Introduction to Irish Music, Dance & Culture ages 4+)
Irish music workshops with the European Irish Music Ensemble
Tin whistle, bodhrán & fiddle workshops
Ceilí dance classes
Irish Dance Bootcamp (Exercise class through basic Irish dance)
Historical talks and guided walks

In the evenings there are plenty of options to choose from between the local entertainment as well as a special Samhain Shindig on Sunday 30th October in The Castle Arch Hotel to that will include live traditional Irish music, songs, poetry, storytelling and ceilí dancing that promises to be a memorable event to bring the festival to a close.


There are several accommodation options in Trim varying from hotels to local B&B’s as well as lots of nearby towns and villages within a short drive with Dublin Airport less than an hour away. We have a limited number of rooms reserved in partner hotels as groups rates. If you are interested in availing of one of these room please get in touch for more information. Rooms are very limited and offered on a first come first serve basis.

© Brian Murphy 2022

Festival Passes & Tickets

Weekend Festival passes available from 1st June 2022 with special discounts for members of the European Irish Music Ensemble. Limited tickets for individual events available for non members from 1st July 2022. Full schedule and ticket information will be posted shortly.