Take a trip to Galway on the last weekend of September and eat as much oysters and seafood as you can!
The Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival was founded in 1954 and is one of the most anticipated events in the city. This three-day culinary festival draws in thousands of tourists, foodies and culinary experts to this harbor city located on the west coast of Ireland. It is the third largest city and one of the most progressive cities in Ireland. The city is known for its numerous festivals, warm and friendly locals, and a vibrant lifestyle. The city is accessible by boat, air or land travel. The fastest way to get to Galway is through Shannon Airport especially if you are coming from another part of the world. It is serviced by major international carriers, and located about 85 kilometers to the heart of Galway.
Glaways celebrates numerous festivals throughout the year but you should not miss the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival. The festival kicks off with the crowing of the festival queen “Oyster Pearl” and the National Oyster Opening Championship, after which, the celebration begins! The International Oyster Opening Championship, held the next day, is participated by oyster shucking experts from all over the world. Aside from competitions, the festival features classes and talks about oysters, celebrity chef cook-offs, culinary demonstrations, and of course, lots of oysters tastings! Pubs around the city are where you can indulge in oysters, seafood, and pints of Guinness. A family-friendly parade around the city is one of its highlights, as well as exclusive events such as the gala ball, and the mardi gras masquerade party for the not so young!
The Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival is where you can satisfy your cravings for oyster and seafood while enjoying the drinks, parties and festivities. Consult your travel agent for more details.