This Saturday July 24 local publican Cian Moran of The Olive Bar will hold his second annual family day in a bid to raise money for the South Westmeath Hospice. The Olive Bar will host a pig derby at 6pm followed by a barbecue and live music.
There will be seven races on the day with six pigs racing in each race. According to Cian a professional company, which specialises in pig racing, will be responsible for the event.
The pig race will run along similar lines to charity race nights and people can buy a pig for €20, as well as being able to make small bets of €2 on the pigs on the day. Money will also be raised from the sponsorship of each race.
Parking facilities will be available at Athlone GAA grounds and Athlone Town FC grounds, both of which are located in close proximity to The Olive Bar. There will be local access only to Sli an Aifrinn.
Anyone who would like to support the event can contact Cian Moran at The Olive Bar on (090 ) 6450508.