Event Listings

September 2021 >>>

[check back regularly for updates]

Thursday Sep 16

“The 061 Dinner” #061dinner

This year, the festival kicks off with ‘The 061 Dinner” (0 Imports, 6 Restaurants, 1 Goal) on Thursday 16th September 2021. This will be a 3-course dinner to be served in different restaurants at the same time using only Limerick suppliers on the menu.

Restaurants taking part in The 061 Dinner serving an exclusive Limerick-produced menu on Thursday September 16th include:

  1. 1826 Adare, 061 396004  1826adare.ie
  2. The East Room at UL, 061 202186  eastroom.ie
  3. Longcourt Clubhouse at Newcastle West Golf Club, +353 85 127 0900
  4. River Bar and Restaurant at the Limerick Strand Hotel, 061 421800 strandhotellimerick.ie
  5. Sash Restaurant at No 1 Pery Square, 061 402402 oneperysquare.com
  6. Tuscany Bistro in Castletroy, 061 333444 tuscany.ie

Cost is €40 per person, contact each venue to book.

These suppliers will include Rigney’s Farm, Bally Goat Farm, Attyflin Estate, New Leaf Urban Farmers, Croom Eggs, Adare Microgreens, Ballyhoura Mushrooms, Barry Butchers, Cotter Organic Lamb and many other Limerick food producers and suppliers throughout the county.

Treaty City Brewery have an exclusive beer brewed for the 2021 Pigtown Culture and Food Series, called the ‘Pigtown Pilsner’, a bohemian pilsner brewed in Limerick especially for this night.


Friday Sep 17

Culture Night Pigtown Party at the Milk Market

“This little piggy went to the market for Culture Night…”

Pigtown will celebrate Culture Night on Friday September 17th with family fun at the Milk Market in a Pigtown Party that will include a FREE pig mask making workshop, hot food vendors, craft stalls and more.

The mask making workshop will be hosted 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-serve basis.

 

Saturday Sep 18

Pigtown Cookery Demos Presents:

  • Michael Tweedie, Executive Head Chef, Adare Manor Hotel

First in series of cookery demos at the Milk Market Upstairs, capacity limited (please note, this event will be filmed)

 

Sunday Sep 19

‘Harvesting the Hedgerows’ – Foraging Walk & Talk with Theresa Storey

Come and explore the foods of our native hedgerow with Botanist and Author Theresa Storey. Learn what is available and when, and learn how to forage responsibly and safely. Cost €35, approx. time 2 hours. Contact Theresa@thegreenapron.ie

 

Wednesday Sep 22

‘Beyond the Pig’ – Online Plant-Based Cooking Class with Ciara Brennan

Local chef Ciara Brennan from ‘Happy Food at Home’ will show how to cook Plant-based alternatives to some favourite pork dishes. The class will include live demo, zoom recording and recipes for the following; 

  • “Chorizo” and rice pilaf
  • The best “BLT” triple decker Sandwich
  • Back to school ‘one pot stew with horseradish dumplings ‘

Start time 7pm. Cost €20. Send your email address to 0876478693 and link will be forwarded to you.

 

Thursday Sep 23

Pigtown Dinner at The Mustard Seed – SOLD OUT

An annual sell-out evening in the renowned Ballingarry restaurant, the Pigtown Dinner at the Mustard Seed returns for another year on Thursday September 23rd 2021 with four course menu €49pp. A special B&B rate is available exclusively for diners who wish to stay the night. Please book directly with the Mustard Seed phone 069 68508 https://www.mustardseed.ie/

 

Friday Sep 24

Pigtown Treaty Tour of Treaty City Brewery – SOLD OUT

Enjoy a tour of an artisan craft brewery located in a historical building dating back 250 years ago in the heart of Limerick’s Medieval Quarter. Hear about Limerick’s Piggy Past and how it influences our brewing today. Experience a working brewery and see beer being brewed before your eyes. Learn about the history of brewing in Limerick which dates back to the 1700’s and how our geography, our culture and our fine produce all contributed to the name ‘Limerick’ being synonymous with fine food.

Hear from an experienced Master Brewer who will explain the process and ingredients used to create our craft beer. Enjoy a complimentary beer tasting as part of your tour. We have paired our seasonal beers with local artisan cheese. Your beer flight will include 3 Treaty City brews and a sample of each of the cheeses!

The tour starts at 4pm and takes approx. 1 hour duration. Cost €21 per person. Over 18s only.

Booking at: https://treatycitybrewery.ie/products/brewery-tour

 

Saturday Sep 25

Pigtown Cookery Demos Presents:

  • Wade Murphy, Chef/Owner 1826 Adare

Second in series of cookery demos at the Milk Market Upstairs, capacity limited (please note, this event will be filmed)

 

Sunday Sep 26

Antique & Craft Fair

As part of the Pigtown festival, the Milk Market will host an Antique and Craft Fair on Sunday September 26th from 11am to 3pm.

 

October 2021 >>>

 

Saturday Oct 02

Pigtown Cookery Demos Presents:

  • Tom Flavin, Chef & Food Consultant

Third in series of cookery demos at the Milk Market Upstairs, capacity limited (please note, this event will be filmed)

 

Friday Oct 08

Pigtown Treaty Tour of Treaty City Brewery

Enjoy a tour of an artisan craft brewery located in a historical building dating back 250 years ago in the heart of Limerick’s Medieval Quarter. Hear about Limerick’s Piggy Past and how it influences our brewing today. Experience a working brewery and see beer being brewed before your eyes. Learn about the history of brewing in Limerick which dates back to the 1700’s and how our geography, our culture and our fine produce all contributed to the name ‘Limerick’ being synonymous with fine food.

Hear from an experienced Master Brewer who will explain the process and ingredients used to create our craft beer. Enjoy a complimentary beer tasting as part of your tour. We have paired our seasonal beers with local artisan cheese. Your beer flight will include 3 Treaty City brews and a sample of each of the cheeses!

The tour starts at 4pm and takes approx. 1 hour duration. Cost €21 per person. Over 18s only.

Booking at: https://treatycitybrewery.ie/products/pigtown-tour-8th-oct

 

Saturday Oct 09

Pigtown Cookery Demos Presents:

  • Keith Piggot, Head Chef, No1 Pery Square

Fourth in series of cookery demos at the Milk Market Upstairs, capacity limited (please note, this event will be filmed)

 

Saturday Oct 09

‘Fermentation’ – Online Class with Valerie O’Connor

Boost your immune system for the winter with fermented food. Join Valerie O’Connor, Food Writer and Fermentalist, in a two-hour online class where you can learn the basics of home fermentation. From sauerkraut to Kimchi, kefir and pickled vegetables. From 11am to 1pm. Cost €45. (Check back soon for eventbrite booking link.)

 

Sunday Oct 10

“The Art of Pigtown” Art Fair

As part of the Pigtown festival, the Milk Market will host The Art of Pigtown art fair on Sunday October 10th from 11am to 3pm that proved very popular in previous years.

 

Sunday Oct 31

Authentic Tacos Evening at Springfield Castle

Created especially for the Pigtown festival menu is an authentic taco evening at the Green Room Café in Springfield Castle, Drumcollogher, Co. Limerick, using all local ingredients at €20pp covering food and entertainment. For bookings call +353 63 83162

 

EVERY Saturday morning 8am-3pm:

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

 

STAYCATION in Limerick during Pigtown:

Available throughout the festival

The Little Piggy package at the Limerick Strand Hotel https://www.strandhotellimerick.ie/

Pigtown Gourmet package at No1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa https://oneperysquare.com/


 

Look out for Pigtown Specials in restaurants across Limerick

Contact us if your restaurant has a Pigtown Special featuring local food producers running during #PigtownLimerick