CELEBRATE Limerick’s unique food heritage at the Pigtown Culture and Food Series. Now in its third year, the festival is inspired by the history of Limerick’s famous bacon industry. It sees an exciting programme of themed events taking place across various venues in the Treaty city and county. Having started last Friday, there are activities scheduled until 25 October, of which most will happen before 5 October. The Milk Market Guided Food Tour and Pigtown Food Heritage Tour will run on both Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September. There will also be plenty of lectures, demos and dining opportunities. For more information and a full programme of events see pigtown.ie.

NETWORK with the business women of Donegal at their 20th anniversary conference in Lough Eske Castle Hotel, Donegal town, on 1 October. “Looking Back – Moving Forward” is the theme of the conference, which celebrates the achievements and ambitions of a diverse group of 140 progressive business women across Donegal. Ciara Doherty, Ireland:AM presenter and a native of the county will chair a series of panel discussions. Keynote speakers on the day include Rosey Temple of Magee Donegal and Rosaleen Hegarty of Crana Knits. The conference starts at 10am. Tickets cost €70 and are available from www.donegalwomeninbusiness.com.