Galway Oyster Festival


Galway City, along the Wild Atlantic Way in the West of Ireland plays host to the world’s longest running Oyster Festival from 25 – 28 September  .Throughout the Irish food festival, expect  lots of tantalising events for all to enjoy; seafood trails, oyster hot spots, oyster opening (shucking) championships including the Oyster ‘Olympics’ or World Oyster Opening Championship, foodie talks & tasting events in some of Galway’s best restaurants, food producer tours, an intimate Food village at The Festival Marquee, a Mardi Gras style Gala Event through the streets of Galway along with family activities, live music, cooking demonstrations, ‘Hot Oyster Awards’ cooking challenge and more.

Established in 1954, The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival has welcomed over half a million visitors, consumed more than 3 million oysters – washed down with champagne and stout whilst listening to some of the best musicians in Ireland.