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BBQ Sliders and Greg O’Shea: Your Guide To The Limerick Pigtown Food Festival

By Sarah Finnan

September 24, 2019 at 4:10pm


Pigtown has hit Limerick to celebrate all things food and culture.

Inspired by the history of Limerick’s famous bacon industry, the Pigtown Culture and Food Series kicked off on September 20 and will run up until October 25.

Now in its third year, there’s a whole array of themed food and cultural events to celebrate. Events this year include guided food tours, urban foraging walks and free weekly cookery demos.

There’s even something for veggies in the form of a veggie BBQ. Happening this Sunday at New Leaf Urban Farm and Oak & Apple Adare, it’s a 30 seater pop up event hosted in one of the polytunnels on the farm. The meal comprises six courses, all celebrating the wonderful bounty of onsite produce, and an element of each course will be cooked over coals. A BBQ as you’ve never experienced it before.

Of course, there will be a pig on a spit, you couldn’t have a pig festival without one now, could you? A highlight for the meat-eaters, there will be BBQ Pork sliders served up by none other than Love Island winner Greg O’Shea.

Why pig though you may ask? Well with four bacon factories operating at the heart of the city, the pig was central to Limerick’s economic and social life. Makes sense really.

See the full list of events here.

As happy as a pig in...we'll let you finish that one.

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