We are Dublin Vegfest – a small dedicated group of people passionate about vegan living. The dream for Dublin Vegfest started some years ago when we saw the need to showcase the beneficial, brilliant and beautiful of a vegan lifestyle. Using our backgrounds in organising vegan events, co-ops and training we decided to host Dublin Vegfest. We are inspired by other vegan festivals worldwide and see Dublin Vegfest becoming an important event in the calendar of anyone curious about veganism, great ethical food, community, health and having the craic.
craic(noun) : Irish word for fun/enjoyment that has been brought into the English language. usu. when mixed with music. ‘Bhi craic agus ceol againn’ : We had fun and music. Fun doesn’t really cut it though. General banter, good times had by all. Also, a person who is good fun/great company.
We have supported thousands of people to go vegan and stay vegan. We understand the challenges people can face when considering living vegan. We set up a community vegan cafe in Dublin which became a vegan education and performance space in Temple Bar for two years. We also set up Kindness Cafe running alongside Open Cinema where through partnerships with local food distributors fruits and vegetables saved from landfill were turned into nutritious vegan meals for homeless people in a pop up vegan cafe setting. We started Vegan runners Ireland and some of us run wearing a vegan runners vest in large mainstream events to raise awareness and show you can thrive on a vegan diet. We work with ethical business and organisations to put their vision in front of people through “Pure imagination”! as Willy Wonka would put it and we love being vegan.