The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival

 

105508_Gal_OysterCreated by city hotelier, Brian Collins in 1954, the world-renowned Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival takes place on the last full weekend in September each year.

The festival is one of Ireland’s oldest festivals and celebrates the native Galway oyster or ‘Galway flats’. Galway is home to one of the last remaining wild oyster beds in Dunbulcan Bay – a protected bay with pristine waters perfect to cultivating the rare native oyster.

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During the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, there will be 3 days of events in the festival marquee including the National Oyster Opening (shucking) Champs, live bands, dancing, a feast of seafood delights, a masquerade ‘Mardi Gras’ style party on the streets, World Oyster Olympics, cooking demos and more.  This years event takes place on Friday, September 28th until Sunday the 30th #GalwayGrub

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