Celebrate all things vegan at Dublin VegFest 2023! Get ready for a weekend filled with delicious food, inspiring talks, and exciting activities.
Dublin VegFest 2023 will be held on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2023 at the Leinster Cricket Club in Rathmines, Dublin.
Indulge in a wide variety of plant-based cuisines from local vendors and renowned chefs in their Food Village. From mouthwatering comfort foods to decadent desserts, they’ve got your taste buds covered. Discover new flavours and find your favourite vegan dish!
Listen to captivating talks and panel discussions by experts in the field of veganism, health and sustainable living. Learn about the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, sustainability, and animal rights. Discover eco-friendly products, cruelty-free cosmetics, and sustainable solutions.
So many people in Ireland are reducing their meat and dairy intake and becoming interested in sustainable plant based vegan diets and lifestyle. There is no better place to be than Vegfest to try new delicious vegan foods and veganised favourites.
You don’t have to be vegan to attend, Vegfest is for everyone. Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere with workshops, and interactive talks. Connect with like-minded individuals and be part of a growing community that values compassion and conscious living .
Head to Dublin VegFest 2023 and experience the joy of embracing a vegan lifestyle. Mark your calendars and see you there!
Tickets are available on Eventbrite now and cost €13.00 / day (all talks and events are included in the price).
Here’s what’s on:
Saturday 23rd September 2023
14:00-15:00 Jake Conroy (aka Cranky Vegan): Lessons learned from 28 years of activism
Jake Conroy has been an activist since 1995, organizing and participating in successful local, regional, national and international pressure campaigns. He helped build the foundation of the grassroots campaign SHAC USA, and was arrested by the US government for his role. Dubbed the SHAC7, Jake and his co-defendants were found guilty and he was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison. Currently, Jake hosts the podcast Radicals & Revolutionaries and can be found online as the Cranky Vegan, where he helps reimagine the tactics, strategies and optics of the grassroots animal rights movement.
Our best blueprints for social change are written on the pages of our past. With that in mind, Jake looks at his past 28 years of activism to come up with 4 points to make our veganism and activism more successful moving forward.
14:00-15:00 Patrick Elliott: Plant-based diets for cardiovascular disease prevention
Patrick is a PhD student in Human Nutrition at University College Dublin (UCD), with a master’s degree in Public Health (Nutrition) from UCD, and a bachelor of science (honours) degree in Sports Science and Health from Dublin City University (DCU). Patrick has published papers on plant-based diets and cardiometabolic health. His PhD is focused on developing tools to help guide a shift towards more sustainable and healthy diets.
An exploration of the benefits of plant-based diets for cardiovascular disease prevention, including a discussion of what components of plant-based diets are beneficial (or not) for cardiovascular health, with practical tips and recommendations to make your diet cardioprotective.
Sunday 24th September 2023
13:00-14:00 Ciara Brennan: Blue Zones’ Black Bean Goulash
Ciara Brenan has a vegan catering business called Happy Food at Home that started 7 years ago for two reasons: she was always vegetarian and 7 years ago she got diagnosed with breast cancer. Ciara appears on Ireland am, teaches cooking classes and runs vegan demos. Her successful vegan deli is a must-visit at the famous Limerick Milk Market.
Ciara will prepare her BLUE ZONES BLACK BEAN GOULASH with a yoghurt & avocado topping.
Ciara has been following the blue zones diet for many years. It avoids processed foods, dairy and sugar. This is one of her go-to dishes – full of protein, slow release energy and perfect as a quick snack, family one-pot dinner or even a great dinner party centerpiece. The ingredients are simple and delicious too!
15:00-16:00 Evelyn Suttle: The Lion, The Witch and the World Food System
Evelyn Suttle is an ecofeminist animal rights activist and speaker who has worked on campaigns with Animal Rebellion, the National Animal Rights Association and the Art of Compassion Project in order to bring about animal liberation, human equality, and climate justice.
Her talk The Lion, The Witch and the World Food System will take a closer look at the intersection of animal rights, feminism, environmentalism, and human rights through Ireland’s past and present.