More events announced for Pigtown Food & Culture Series

  • Ciara Brennan
  • Theresa Storey
  • Stephen Cunneen - Treaty City Brewery
Chef Ciara Breenan, Happy Food at Home, Botanist and Author Theresa Storey & Stephen Cunneen of Treaty City Brewery.

Limerick’s Pigtown Festival has announced four more events to the festival line-up to add to the cookery demos, markets, dining, and family fun at Pigtown 2021.

Developed by Limerick Food Group and supported by Limerick City and County Council, this is the fifth year of the Pigtown Food & Culture Series, taking place between September 16th and October 31st across Limerick city and county, to celebrate Limerick’s food culture, local food producers, and famous food heritage.

Harvesting the Hedgerows Walk & Talk

On Sunday 19th September, Botanist and Author Theresa Storey will lead a Harvesting the Hedgerows walk and talk from 11am. Explore the foods of our native hedgerow and learn what is available, and when, and how to forage responsibly and safely. Cost €35 per person, duration 2 hours approx.

Beyond the Pig - Plant-based Alternatives

Wednesday 22nd September sees Chef Ciara Brennan of Happy Food at Home host Beyond the Pig online class, showing how to cook plant based alternatives to some favourite pork dishes. The class will include live demos, zoom recording and plant-based alternative recipes for: 'Chorizo' and rice pilaf, the best 'BLT' triple decker sandwich, and a back to school one pot 'stew' with horseradish dumplings. The class costs €20. 

Valerie O'Connor
Food Writer and ‘Fermentalist’ Valerie O’Connor.

Pigtown Treaty Tours - Treaty City Brewery

Stephen Cunneen of Treaty City Brewery is holding exclusive Pigtown Treaty Tours of his brewery on Nicholas Street in Limerick’s Medieval Quarter on Friday 24th September and Friday 8th October. Enjoy a tour of an artisan craft brewery located in a historical building dating back 250 years. Hear all about Limerick’s piggy past and how it influences our brewing today. Guests will experience a working brewery and see beer being brewed while learning 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.

An experienced Master Brewer will explain the process and ingredients used to create Treaty City Brewery’s craft beer. Enjoy a complimentary beer tasting as part of your tour with seasonal beers paired with local artisan cheese. Your beer flight will include three Treaty City brews and a sample of each of the cheeses.

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

Introduction to Fermentation with Valerie O'Connor

Boost your immune system for the winter with fermented food. Join food writer and ‘Fermentalist’ Valerie O’Connor in a two-hour online class where you can learn the basics of home fermentation. From sauerkraut to Kimchi, kefir and pickled vegetables. Saturday 9th October from 11am to 1pm. Cost €45.

The Pigtown Festival is organised by Limerick Food Group, a group from industry formed since 2015 working together to promote Limerick food.

For full details on this year’s festival programme and booking details, visit and look out for updates on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

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Treaty Stone Limerick. Photo Piotr Machowczyk