Thursday 13 December 2018

Preparations underway for Bleeding Pig festival

Preparations are underway for the Bleeding Pig Festival in Donabate later this year
Preparations are underway for the Bleeding Pig Festival in Donabate later this year

Preparations are well under way in Donabate and Portrane for the Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival in September.

The festival, now in it's sixth year, has become a highlight of late summer on the peninsula, with something to entertain everyone. This year, the festival will run for 10 days with something for everyone. The Bleeding Pig Festival showcases talent from across the generations of local residents, aged from 8 to 88 and beyond!

From Thursday 6th September until Sunday 16th September, the Donabate and Portrane peninsula will be a hive of cultural activity. There will be a full timetable of diverse events in various different locations. From Silk Screen Printing to Céilí dancing, Short Films to Sing-a-longs, Storytelling to a Gala Concert, and Children's Concerts to Nature Walks, there will be something to entertain festival-goers of all ages.

This year, along with an abundance of local talent, the Festival will feature performances from some renowned visiting artists, including:

Members of the Blanchardstown Brass Band, the Dublin String Quartet, featuring sisters Jenny and Aoife Dowdall, plus friends Siubhán Ní Ghríofa and Sylvia Robert, the Dublin Male Welsh Voice Choir, the O'Donnell Sisters,and Celtic Drummers

All events in the Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival are free of charge. Some events require advance booking, please visit the Bleeding Pig website from the end of August for information about bookings.

The Festival Could not happen without the generous support of many sponsors, including Fingal County Council, Tesco, Progressive Credit Union, MotaEngil Group, Rhatigan & Company, Keelings Pub, Easy Steps Financial, Supervalu,

So, mark the date on your calendar. Come along and support one or more of the fantastic free events of the Bleeding Pig Festival 2018.

Fingal Independent