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12th Sep 2022

Pigtown Festival returns to Limerick this weekend

Fiona Frawley

people in a parade wearing butcher style costumes and masks. A large paper mache pig on a float behind them

With the popular Pigtown Pig Parade back for the first time since 2019.

Pigtown, the annual celebration of Limerick City’s famous bacon industry returns this weekend, bringing with it an array of specially curated events and immersive experiences.

Now in its sixth year, the festival which is developed by Limerick Food Group has been selected for the Global Irish Festival Series initiative by Failte Ireland.

Over the next three weekends, Pigtown will offer up a varied mix of one-off events and exclusive experiences, offering locals and visitors to the area a deep-dive into Limerick’s rich and diverse food culture.

Via Sean Curtin True Media.

From Michelin star Pigtown dining experiences to cookery demos with top chefs in Limerick’s famous Milk Market, historical talks and walks around the city, opportunities to ‘Meet The Makers’, and the return of the Pigtown Pig Parade – back for the first time since 2019 – there’s something to suit all tastes and ages.

With four bacon factories operating at the heart of the city, supplied by pig farmers operating across the county, the pig has always played a vital role in Limerick’s economic and social life. Pigtown Limerick is a celebration of this aspect of the county’s culture.

Pigtown runs from Saturday September 17th til Saturday October 1st. More information on individual events is available HERE.

Header image via Sean Curtin True Media

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