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Pigtown Festival invites you to Paint the Town Pink Saturday, October 1



Paint the Town Pink street party will close the Pigtown festival and will take place Saturday, October 1 from 4pm – 9pm on Thomas Street and Catherine Street

The street party will feature face painters, circus performers, buskers and much more!

By I Love Limerick correspondent Ellie McCarthy

The Pigtown Festival has been running for six years and is fun for all the family. Pic. Brian Arthur

This Saturday, October 1, from 4pm to 9pm, the Pigtown Festival presents the ‘Paint the Town Pink’ street party to close the festival with a splash of colour, theatrics, and amazing fun for all ages!

Paint the Town Pink takes place on Thomas Street and Catherine Street featuring street entertainment and music, participating businesses will be showcasing some local Limerick food and drinks producers and turning up the pink to close Limerick’s annual food and culture festival.

Among the cafés, bars, restaurants, and shops taking part are Mickey Martin’s, Cornstore, Fika, The Commercial, Sambros, The Still House, Bella Italia, La Fromagerie, Crew and Wickham Way.

Entertainment will be on the street and the pigtastic fun will be spread throughout the venues, all reminding us of the bounty of locally produced food and drinks available on our doorstep.

Entertainment includes face painters, circus performers, buskers and much more!

 The pinker your outfits are, the better, fancy dress is welcome for a fun-filled goodbye to the Pigtown festival, until next year.

The Pigtown Festival has been running for six years and is fun for all the family. Inspired by the city’s famous historic bacon industry and the county’s deep-rooted food heritage, the Pigtown Culture & Food Series – developed by Limerick Food Group with the support of Limerick City & County Council, showcases the sheer quality that Limerick has to offer. This year, Pigtown is also one of the festivals that has been selected for the Global Irish Festival Series initiative by Failte Ireland.

Over the course of last three weekends, Pigtown 2022 offered up a smorgasbord of one-off events and exclusive experiences that offered locals and visitors to the area a deep-dive into Limerick’s rich and diverse food culture. From Michelin star Pigtown dining experiences to cookery demos with top chefs in the famous Milk Market, historical talks and walks around the city, ‘Meet The Makers’, and the return of the popular Pigtown Pig Parade – back for the first time since 2019 – there was something to suit all tastes and ages.

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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.