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Leon loves Pigtown: Tuscany in the Granary will be hosting a Pigtown event in support of Leon’s Lifeline, featuring Love Island winner Greg O’Shea and more. Pictured: Greg O’Shea.

Leon loves Pigtown event with Love Island’s Greg O’Shea

Tuscany at the Granary will be hosting a charity event for Leon’s Lifeline on Friday, October 11. 2019 Love Island Winner and local Limerick man Greg O’Shea will be serving up the Pig on a Spit in celebration of Pigtown and in support of Leon’s Lifeline.

Also appearing on the night will be The Riff Shop, one of Irelands most emerging talents, who will be blasting out the tunes on the night, Eurovision star Sarah McTiernan and also the Blacktie Magician.




Leon loves Pigtown

‘Leon loves Pigtown’ will be a Pigtown event in support of Leon’s Lifeline. Pictured Richard Lynch and Leon O’Connor.

The fundraiser is for 22-year-old Leon O’Connor who was diagnosed with MS who has to go to Russia for stem-cell therapy which costs €70,000.

Leon was diagnosed at the age of 18 and since then, his condition has worsened dramatically. He will have to go to Russia to receive possibly life-saving treatment that is not available in Ireland. The cost of this specialized stem cell therapy is €70,000 and with Leon almost exceeding the health bracket to receive the treatment, time is running out.

Leon’s lifeline has achieved just over their halfway goal of hitting their targeted amount and we hope this event will help get Leon to where he needs to be. 

Leon said, “Stem-cell therapy isn’t a guarantee but it’s the best chance I have. It’s my only lifeline.”

Leon loves Pigtown

Greg O’Shea will be taking part in the celebration on the night, helping serve up the delicious food that will be cooked. Greg is a 24-year-old professional Rugby player from Corbally, Limerick. He is also the winner of Love Island 2019 and has recently taken a position as co-host on 2FM’s Breakfast Show alongside Doireann Garrihy.

The Pigtown Festival is an exciting celebration of Limerick’s Food Culture. Inspired by the history of Limerick’s famous bacon industry, the ‘Pigtown Culture and Food Series’ is an exciting programme of themed events, which started in September in Limerick. Developed by the Limerick Food Group and supported by Limerick City & County Council, the series will focus on Limerick’s unique heritage as a way to showcase the great food available locally, building on our deep-rooted food heritage.

This event is over 18s & ticket only. Tickets will only be available on Eventmaster from Tuesday, October 1st. Doors open from 5.30 pm, early bird tickets will start at €45. The ticket price includes a pint of Heineken, BBQ Pork Sliders served by Greg O Shea, MMCookies desserts, Performance by the Blacktie Magician & Music by The Riff Shop and Sarah McTiernan.


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For more information about Pigtown, click here.

For more stories about Leon’s Lifeline, click here.

Pictures: Mia Wang/ilovelimerick

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.