Dublin Vegfest takes place on Sunday September 11th, 11 am – 5 pm at the Griffith Conference Centre, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
Dublin Vegfest is Ireland’s biggest vegan food and celebration of vegan lifestyle event. There are diet and nutrition talks by experts, demo’s, stalls, performances & lots more! Speakers include: Bite Size Vegan/Emily Moran Barwick & Fiona Oakes/elite marathon runner who broke the female elapsed time record for completing the Seven Continents & Polar Ice Cap Challenge.
After the tremendous success of Vegfest 2015, we anticipate a few thousand people over the day. Vegan or not vegan, everyone is welcome. Activities on the day include demo’s, talks by diet experts, award winning bloggers, live music and performances. Tickets (€8) are on sale here.
“Vegfest 2016 is spearheaded by a dedicated group of people passionate about vegan living. That’s all it takes to bring about change.”
“The festival not only offered the opportunity to broaden one’s palette but it was also an interesting insight into veganism and how being conscious of the food you are consuming is only one aspect of leading a cruelty-free lifestyle.”
Dublin Vegfest Speakers:
Bite Size Vegan – Emily Moran Barwick
Fiona Oakes – 3x world record holder and elite athlete
Will Travel For Vegan Food – Kristin Lajeunesse: She’s Eaten at Every Single Vegan Restaurant in the United States!
Dr Ailis Brosnan – Your Healthy Living Coach: Powered by Plants – the health benefits of a plant-based diet
Conor Kerley, PhD, BSC, H.DIP, MINDI: Advantages and possible concerns of plant based diets throughout life
Roger Yates – Speaker and educator: The Time of Veganism is NOW. Future Prospects and Threats to Vegan Advocacy
Dublin Vegfest Music & Performances:
Richard Deboo – writer and speaker: Five Ways To Vegan
Calm State – music
Siân Brown – music
Kiruu – music
Ines Khai: Creole Blues from Guadeloupe
Dublin Vegfest Food Demo’s:
Ciara Norton / Vegan Mammy: Vegan Cooking for Kids
Tanya O’Haloran / Tiny vegan Kitchen: Tasty Treats by The Tiny Vegan Kitchen
Tony Keogh / head chef at Cornucopia Dublin
Vegan lifestyle is growing rapidly around the world with an estimated 7.5 million vegans in the USA as example.1
Figures for Ireland are not so available but the level of interest is high and growing with more clearly labeled vegan friendly food products on the shop shelves meeting demand for healthier, more ethical products. Almost all high street food outlets offer tasty vegan menus.2
People adopt a vegan lifestyle for a number of reasons. Personal health is one of them; a vegan diet has been shown to be an effective way to reverse and prevent some of the killer diseases associated with a standard western lifestyle. 3 People are hearing about the benefits of a vegan diet from famous stars like Beyonce who recently launched a vegan delivery service in New York.
Environmental concerns around deforestation, water pollution, food waste and Climate Change bring a lot of people to go vegan too. Animal agriculture is the number one cause of greenhouse gases causing climate change. 4
Concern for the billions of animals used in our food systems is another reason.5.The demand for ethical cruelty free products is increasing in Ireland and around the world.6.
Going vegan is a good practical solution to people’s concerns for their health, our planet and animals.
Present Day Vegans
Erykah Badu – Singer
Liam Hemsworth – Actor
Miley Cyrus – Singer
Thandie Newton – Actor
Rosanna Davison – Super model & writer
Kerry McCarthy – Shadow Agriculture Minister UK
Thich Nhat Hanh – Buddhist monk & author
Benjamin Zephaniah – writer & poet
Stella McCartney – Fashion Designer
James Cameron – Movie Director
Alicia Silverstone – Actor, writer
Joaquin Phoenix – Actor
Woody Harrelson – Actor
Samuel L. Jackson – Actor
Famous vegan athletes
Rich Roll – Ultra endurance
Brendan Brazier – Triathlon & ultra endurance
Matt Danzig – MMA
Scott Jurek – ultra endurance runner
Frank Medrano – body calisthenics