Limerick’s Pig’n'Porter Festival is a one day event held every July and this year, we celebrate our 12th year!!!!
Old Crescent RFC, in association with the Irish Tag Rugby Association (ITRA), will host the 2013 Pig ‘n’ Porter Festival at its grounds in Rosbrien, Limerick on Saturday 13th July 2013.
The festival, with SCRUMPTIOUS food and GREAT live music, is expected to attract in excess of 4,500 people to the venue for the largest Tag Rugby event in the world, with 130 participating teams.
The event started with 12 teams in 2002, had over 120 teams last year from all across Ireland and the UK and this year we have 130 teams, eager to win the coveted Pig ‘n’ Porter trophy! The festival brings a large number of visitors to Limerick for the weekend and it is always a huge success. Since its inception, we’ve had more than 18,000 participants and we’re delighted to be a permanent fixture on Limerick’s sporting calendar.
Supporters of the event include Shannon Development and Bord Fáilte. The development of sports tourism is an integral part of Shannon Development’s tourism strategy and events such as the Pig ‘n’ Porter Festival enable us to showcase the proud sporting tradition of Limerick to a wide audience. Sporting festivals like the Pig ‘n’ Porter Festival provide a welcome boost to the tourism and hospitality sectors including accommodation providers, bars, restaurants and visitor attractions.
For the 1st time in the history of the event the festival will commence with a International Tag Test Series in Old Crescent RFC on the Friday the 12th of July.Following the international matches we will celebrate with a welcome party on Friday 12th July in The Orchard Bar ;
There will be special guests attending the event helping to build the spirit of rugby in Limerick, the rugby capital of Ireland.
On Saturday July 13th, the main event, the Pig ‘n’ Porter Tag Rugby Festival gets underway contested by 130 teams. You’re in for a REAL treat this year!
Throughout the day, the iconic pig will be roasting on a spit ahead of the legendary Pig ‘n’ Porter BBQ.
The Pig ‘n’ Porter sees its 4th FANCY DRESS day for all taggers and supporters and some new additions to the entertainment line up….STAY TUNED!!!
When the prizes have been handed out and the weary bodies have had a chance to recover, the festival continues into the early hours with live ballad sessions, a live band, bucking bronco bull and of course, the disco!
Click here for Team registration or Visit ITRA website and if you DON’T Have a Team this year? Join up HERE with a new team and meet new people! Don’t be left behind in July! Don’t miss the greatest sporting festival in Ireland! Don’t delay in getting your team registered and accomodation booked.
Look forward to seeing old and new faces in July!