On the Pig’s back

The Sligo Champion - - FRONT PAGE -

CROWDS thronged the sea­side vil­lage of En­nis­crone at the week­end for the pop­u­lar Black Pig Fes­ti­val which had a bumper cal­en­dar of events for all the fam­ily.

There was live en­ter­tain­ment, car­ni­vals, food stalls, bouncy cas­tles, street ceilís and a big fes­ti­val at­mos­phere through­out the event. Fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers ran pig races too dur­ing the fes­ti­val and said they fol­lowed health and safety guide­lines with all the pigs com­ing from lo­cal farms and running for a very short dis­tance on grass.

THERE was an ac­tion packed pro­gramme of events for the an­nual Black Pig Fes­ti­val in the scenic west Sligo sea­side vil­lage of En­nis­crone at the week­end.

The bumper fes­ti­val had fun for all the fam­ily with lots of live mu­sic, en­ter­tain­ment, ceilí dances, fire­works dis­play and lots more.

There were mar­kets, bouncy cas­tles, food stalls, sean nós danc­ing, a fun­fair, pig rac­ing, chil­dren’s disco and street en­ter­tain­ers.

Pop­u­lar singer Mike Den­ver opened the fes­ti­val be­fore per­form­ing a bril­liant con­cert later that day in the Di­a­mond Coast ho­tel.

For those want­ing to chill, there was beach yoga in the morn­ing.

Peo­ple en­joyed scenic walks which took in the beau­ti­ful coastal views around En­nis­crone too.

There was a fire­works dis­play on the pier and a Black Pig Dance with Michael English in the Di­a­mond Coast with live en­ter­tain­ment in the vil­lage too. The fi­nal event of the fes­ti­val was the Black Pig 5k & 10k run which took place yes­ter­day.

The Black Pig Fes­ti­val took place in En­nis­crone at the week­end.

Erin Martin, Barry McDon­nell, Paul and Elise Martin at the Black Pig Fes­ti­val in En­nis­crone.

Keira, Siobhan, Ni­amh Ho­pla andAine Forde with win­ning tick­ets for Oinkie the Pig.

Ea­mon and Maura Sheerin, Rachel Moore, Bobby Moore, Ni­amh Sheerin, Roisin Sheerin and Sor­cha Moore at the Black Pig Fes­ti­val in En­nis­crone.

Olga Ben­nett, Michael Cronin, Elie Mathe­son and Archie Farrell at the Black Pig Fes­ti­val.

Ruairí Hev­erin, Rian Hev­erin and Grainne Boland.

The Black Pig Fes­ti­val in En­nis­crone took place at the week­end.

Rob Don­lon, Caro­line Teresa, Lilly and Evan­ge­line Nolan.

The Reidy fam­ily at the Black Pig Fes­ti­val in En­nis­crone.

Noel, Frances, David and Clara Gal­lagher.

Amy Pad­den, Ge­or­gia Cor­co­ran and Laura Pad­den. INSET LEFT: Joshua and Au­drey Sheri­dan.

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