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Pig n Porter Festival 2016



Pig n Porter Festival 2016 – Photo above by Kieran Clancy

The Pig n Porter Festival, Ireland’s largest tag rugby festival, will take place on Saturday, July 9. The festival, which will celebrate its fifteenth year running, will be held in two venues – Old Crescent RFC and the University of Limerick.

The Pig n Porter Festival 2016 will run from Friday, July 8 until Sunday July 10. The qualifying rounds of the competition will be held in both UL and Old Crescent RFC. All teams that are playing in UL are required to register in UL and not Old Crescent RFC.

Both venues will have the same standard of entertainment with food and soft drinks available throughout the day. There will also be toilet facilities in both venues. The festival will have plenty of facilities to entertain every age especially bouncy castles and various other forms of entertainment will be on hand to keep the kiddies entertained.





At Old Crescent RFC, 46 teams will play their group games on 7 pitches here before being joined by the qualifiers from UL for the knock-out stages and finals.

Teams will be informed of the venue that they’re playing at beforehand. Therefore, on the day of the competitions, the teams are required to register at the venues they’re playing in.

Once the group stages have been completed, all players will have free entry to Old Crescent RFC. They can enjoy the latter stages of the competitions as well as the festivities for the evening.

The festival is incredibly thankful for the generous support of main sponsor Bulmers, and associate sponsors, Bord na Mona, Keanes Jewellers, PBC Construction, Limerick Hotels Association, Shannon Airport, Davis Printers, Dennehy Motors, NKC Karting, and the University of Limerick Sports Campus.

To check out more information about this festival on their website click here.

To check out our stories about the Pig n Porter Festival in previous years click here.

To watch our video coverage of the Pig n Porter Festival check out the video below.

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.