The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival

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Various Locations, Thursday 5th September - Sunday 15th September

The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival started its life as a two day event in 2013 and has grown to be an award-winning festival which showcases local and national performers and artists over ten days in September on the stunning Donabate/Portrane Peninsula. The festival was awarded Fingal Community Group of the Year 2015 for Arts & Culture and were shortlisted for the LAMA awards in the Arts & Culture category 2018. In 2016 the festival expanded to include the three day Bleeding Pig Film Festival.

Press Photographers of Ireland – This exhibition will feature 101 prints that chronicle the year 2018, covering all the highs and lows including the many sporting events at home and abroad, the Papal visit as well as the catastrophic weather events including the infamous ‘Beast from the East'. The exhibition comprises images from the 2019 awards across nine stills categories and a prize was also given for the best multi-media entry.
Donabate Portrane Community College – Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September, 11am – 5pm.

Harvest: A Tribute To Neil Young – Celebrating the best of the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter. Donabate residents, Sean O'Leary and Alison Blood (O'Leary) are members of the band. Usually an 8 piece, on this occasion 5 of the band will play a very special one-off acoustic show.
Keelings of Donabate on Thursday 12th September.

Bleeding Pig Film Festival – Two nights of short film including a night dedicated to Women In Film, with a feature film presentation on the third and final night.
Keelings of Donabate, Monday 9th– Wednesday 11th September.

Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival showcases local & national performers & artists on the Donabate/Portrane Peninsula. September 5th-15th, 2019.

Thursday 5th September - Sunday 15th September
Donabate, County Dublin, Ireland

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