Hi! We hope you are doing OK and keeping in good health. We want to update you about Vegfest 2020. We decided that we will not be hosting Dublin Vegfest this year. We waited until the “reopening” had happened and people started to move around again before publishing this. We felt this would help people appreciate our decision and it won’t come as a big surprise! Obviously this is disappointing for us as a huge amount of work had gone into the event by March of this year when the severity of the pandemic became evident and restrictions came in to place. Cancelling Vegfest for this year is the most appropriate thing to do.
We want to extend our sympathies to people who have lost a relative or loved one during the pandemic. And say thank you to anyone that has worked to provide our essential services. Especially our nurses and health care workers.
We will miss working with our brilliant crew this year. Seeing attendees filling the event with energy. Our wonderful speakers and event hosts. Thank you all for making each previous year’s event possible and boosting veganism in Ireland. We are focused on next year now and looking forward to meeting you again at our small, vibrant and totally vegan festival in 2021. When hopefully we can gather in safety with confidence. In the meantime, we are working on ideas that we hope to share with you at some point in the near future.
Thank you again for your support and being part of everything so far.
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 in Ireland. 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 aim to make Dublin Vegfest an important event in the calendar of anyone curious about great ethical food, vegan options, 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.