‘Vegtopia’ To Take Place In Town This Saturday

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A CELEBRATION of vegan, vegetarian and dairy-friendly products produced locally will take place this Saturday in town.

There’ll be food, music, entertainment and much more at ‘Vegtopia’ to encourage people into a more healthy diet and to show how delicious vegetables are.

It kicks off  with a Yoga, Mindfulness and Breathing Techniques Workshop. You can learn how to keep your tummy happy and healthy with  a sequence of yoga poses that are designed to support good digestion. Breathing and mindfulness techniques are incorporated to calm and reset digestion.

It takes place at HQ2 The Loft (above Yummy Cafe) from 10.30am – 12pm. It costs €12 (incl, Vegan Protein Ball snack) and is suitable for everyone over 16 years old.
Booking is essential so contact Maeve on 087-3679132.

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From 11am to 6pm there is a free event at Manna Organic Store with tastings of delicious veggie dishes (with recipes available). Emma from the store (also of Positively Eventful) will be available to answer questions about increasing veggies in your diet, plant-based living, veganism, health and nutrition.

Also between 12noon and 2pm, at Croí Restaurant in The Square, there will be a healthy cooking demo with Dr Ailis Brosnan where you can learn quick ways to include more fruit and veg in your diet. Cost is €15.

Later, from 3pm to 4.30pm, also in Croí, Lorna Tyler of The Phoenix Restaurant will give baking classes for kids (who will need to bring aprons).

Dr Ailis Brosnan will also be in The Abbey Inn between 3pm and 4pm on why people should include fruit and veg in our diet. Cost is €15.

There’s also a Design Your Own Diet workshop with nutritional expert and personal fitness trainer Malachy Kelly. Cost €10. For more call Malachy on 086-1945040.

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