Event Listings

Welcome to the 7th annual Pigtown Festival in Limerick, Ireland

[check back regularly for updates] 

From Thursday Sep 21st until Sunday Sep 24th 2023:

Thursday Sep 21st


Food & Wine Evening at The French Table featuring…

Amuse Bouche: Crémant d’Alsace, Brut Rosé, Albert Maurer

Terrine de Pot au Feu: Pressed Beef Terrine, Pickled Radish & Sauce Gribiche, Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc 2022

La Truite à l’Alsacienne: Poached Kilkenny Rainbow Trout, Trout Cavier, Sauerkraut & Riesling Sauce, Riesling Grand Cru, Albert Maurer 2017

Le Cochon Fermier: Confit Pork Belly, Crubeen Croquette & Roasted Fillet, Layered Potato, Apple Purée, “Jus Gras”, Châteuaneuf du Pape, Domaine André Mathieu 2019 Magnum

L’Assiette de Fromage: Aged Comté & St Maure de Touraine, Fig Chutney, Gewurtztraminer, Alsace, Albert Maurer 2020

L’Entremet Chocolat/ Noisette/ Caramel: Roasted Hazlenut Sponge, Caramel & Chocolate, Milk Chocolate Chantilly, Vanilla Crème Anglaise, Rivesvalte, Dom Brial, 2022

Petits Fours, Tea/ Coffee. €89.00 per person.

Bookings: Call 061 609274 or email info@frenchtable.ie

7.30PM: Whiskey & Charcuterie Tasting – SOLD OUT

Pigtown exclusive whiskey and food pairing event in Peggy’s Whiskey Parlour, part of the Taste & Texture series at Mother Macs by the Limerick Whiskey Experience. Ticket only €45.00 per person.

Bookings: https://whiskeyexperience.ie

Friday Sep 22nd – Culture Night

4PM-7PM Grill at The Bedford (outdoors) with talk on Limerick food history by Caroline Rigney (FREE)


Sash Restaurant will be taking bookings for our specially created Pigtown tasting menu. A wine/ beer pairing will also be available and optional as we celebrate the annual Pigtown Limerick food festival. Join us for an exclusive menu created by head chef Alex and the team that celebrates Limerick’s rich history and food heritage. We are passionate about all things local here at No. 1 and are honoured to have such incredible food producers feature on our menus. 

Our menu will include a delicious complimentary aperitif, No. 1 Wild Blackberry Bellini followed by a 4 course tasting menu with coffee. The menu will feature producers such as Ballyhoura Mushrooms, New Leaf Urban Farm, Caroline Rigneys Farm, Templeroe Dairy Farm, Castelconnell Wild Honey, Attyflin Apple Estate and many of our own autumn herbs.

A special festival tasting menu price of €49.00 per person, selected number of seats available.

Patricia, Seamus and the team will be at your service to recommend some fantastic natural and bio dynamic wines to pair with your food at €39.00 per person for 4 wines. Our local Treaty City beer pairing will also be available for guests to enjoy.

Booking: Available to book on line at www.oneperysquare.com and if you wish to make it an overnight, check out our “Little Piggy Comes to Town” package on www.oneperysquare.com 

6PM-7PM It’s the annual Pigtown Parade! (FREE)

Kiddies bring your piggies – if you have toy pigs, from stuffed ones to Peppa or Toy Story’s Ham, why not bring them along as we all march in the Parade together!

Gathering in Bedford Row at 6pm with face-painting and more fun for young and old. Everyone is invited to come along and join in our parade through the streets of Limerick City…

5PM-8PM: Culture Night Pigtown Party at the Milk Market – Parade Afterparty (FREE)

“This Little Piggy went to the Milk Market…” (Admission is free)

Family fun at the Milk Market in a Pigtown Party that will include mobile petting farm, a pig mask-making workshop, hot food vendors, craft stalls, live music and more.

The free mask making workshop will be hosted upstairs by Lumen Street Theatre and run from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. It is suitable for children aged 10-13 years, younger participants will need a parent to assist. Places in the workshop are limited to 12 children and will operate on a first-come-first-served basis.

FROM 6PM: Eat on Treaty Streeton Nicholas Street featuring Dan Sykes of Springfield Castle with Keith Pigott, DJ and guests, in association with Treaty City Brewery (FREE)

“Keith on de Street and Dan the man Sykes burn it down at Treaty City Brewery using Harris Pale Ale as a base ingredient for some savage local grub.” (Admission is free, food/drink cost at stalls.)

8PM Sean Nos in the Parlour with Hazey Haze

Sean Nos in the Parlour with Hazey Haze (advance ticket only) in Peggy’s Whiskey Parlour at Mother Macs Public House.

Saturday Sep 23rd

10.00AM: Pigtown Cookery Demos at the Milk Market with Chef Wade Murphy, 1826 Adare (FREE)

11.30AM: Pigtown Cookery Demos at the Milk Market with Chef Eithne Gavin, TUS Culinary Arts (FREE)

in association with the Limerick Local Enterprise Office

Cookery demos at the Milk Market Upstairs, capacity limited. (Admission is free)

10.30AM Limerick City Food Tour with Limerick Food Tours

Lap up Limerick like a local – small group guided walking food tour in Limerick City with Olivia O’Sullivan of Limerick Food Tours. Duration 2.5hrs with six food stops and tastings including a visit to Limerick’s famous Milk Market. €80.00 per person.

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/limerick-city-food-tour-tickets-690935846717

11AM / 12PM / 1PM Live Coffee Roasting Demo & Tasting GUJI coffeebar, 112 O’Connell St (FREE)

(*Please note slight time change to earlier advertised times)

12PM-2.30PM: Guided Farm Tour at Rigney’s Farm with Light Lunch

Meet the Rigney’s and have a guided tour of their Rare Breed Pig Farm in picturesque Curraghchase, Co, Limerick… Visit a Fairy Fort, Bee Apiary, see Shorthorns at grass and the numerous free range hand-reared pigs on the farm. Enjoy a Curraghchase Special: sausage, black and white pudding, salad leaves, tomato,  onion served on a toasted bun with our own homemade relish.€25.00 per person.

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/limerick-pig-town-guided-tour-of-rigneys-farm-tickets-718490112267

1PM Live Butchery Demo at Garrett’s Butchers, Fr Russell Road (FREE)

Live butchery demo with whole pig breakdown by butcher Garrett Landers and chef Tom Flavin at Garrett’s Butchers, with tastings from Cook & Cleaver award-winning and locally made premium reheat and eat ready meals. 

4PM-6PM Taste of Treaty Tour at Treaty City Brewery

Pigtown Pilsner launch & tasting 4pm-6pm – Starting with Tap #1, we will work our way thru the menu board, experiencing craft beer at its best.

Sunday Sep 24th

11AM-1PM: Pigtown Brunch at No1 Pery Square

Pigtown Breakfast/ Brunch Special: No 1 Pery Square will offer guests (per booking advised) a special breakfast menu featuring many elements of Limerick ham and pig and many more treats.

Culbac Farm Eggs Benedict with pressed Ham Hock Terrine is just an idea of what you can enjoy.

Breakfast at No 1 is a special treat to include a fresh juice to order, house made granola, stewed apple and organic velvety yogurt, a hot dish of choice and a hot beverage to finish with some delicious savoury ham and cheese scones, or walnut and coffee bread.

All inclusive at €25.00 per person and served until 12 noon.

Bookings: Call 061 402402 or email info@oneperysquare.com

11AM-4PM: “The Art of Pigtown” Art Fair (FREE)

The Milk Market hosts ‘The Art of Pigtown’ Art Fair. (Admission is free)

2PM: Guided Walking Food Heritage Tour (FREE)

‘What’s on the menu – Limerick Restaurants 1860-1960’ guided walking tour by historian Dr Paul O’Brien.

Meet at Thomas St outside Carl Scarpa – admission is free.

4.30PM-6.30PM: MEET THE MAKER with Chef Keith Pigott at Treaty City Brewery

Fermentorium – The Culture of our Cultures – Beer is food and food is beer.

Fermentation is a part of all our lives. In this unique experience, we will pair fantastic fermented foods with fantastic fermented beer to give you a full, all round experience of our Cultures.

6PM: Porter & Pudding (FREE)

Porter & Pudding open event in Mother Macs Public House.


An annual sell-out evening in the renowned Ballingarry restaurant, the Pigtown Dinner at the Mustard Seed returns for another year with four course menu.

Bookings: Please call the Mustard Seed on 069 68508.


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Don’t miss Limerick Milk Market

Visit the Famous Food Market EVERY Saturday morning 8am-2pm

At the Farmer’s Market at Limerick Milk Market in the heart of the city https://www.milkmarketlimerick.ie/

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Exhibitions – Limerick Museum / People’s Museum / St Mary’s Cathedral

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Pigtown Hotels – Where To Stay

STAY in Limerick during Pigtown:

Available throughout the festival:

Visit https://www.limerick.ie/discover/visiting/where-stay