The annual Enniscrone Festival – the Black Pig Festival 2019 – returns this year with another great line-up of events.
Enniscrone’s Black Pig Festival is one of the Moy Valley region’s premier community festivals – with an abundance of personality and strong volunteer involvement, this Festival beside sea and beach promises special moments that will remain long after July. The Black Pig Festival 2018 takes place in Enniscrone from Thursday 25th – Monday 29th July.
As usual, there is something for all the family in the Enniscrone Festival, and this year, the programme includes highlights such as a skydiving show, SUP (stand-up paddling) challenge, yoga on the beach, comedy, live music, treasure hunts … the list of great things to do in Enniscrone goes on!
Keep an eye for the programme of events for 2019 and special guests to be announced; coming soon !
The Legend of the Black Pig
An old local legend claims that many, many years ago, an old sow, possessed by an evil spirit, roamed the roads of South Donegal killing everyone she encountered. Locals, determined to kill the beast, gave chase to the pig and chased it from Donegal to Easkey, from where it swam to Enniscrone.
Hunters in Enniscrone managed to kill the beast, but she was so large, she could not be moved, and so was covered with a mound of earth which can be seen to this day in a town land called Muckdubh – ‘the Black Pig’.
Today, just outside Enniscrone stands a four-metre sculpture of the pig, created by local sculptor Cillian Rogers, ensuring that the legend lives on, and the black pig is immortalised every year in this much-loved Enniscrone Festival.