Galway Oyster Festival

Enjoy four days and nights at the world renowned Galway International Oyster Festival this September. Considered  one of Europe’s longest-running food extravaganzas, it was founded in 1954 by Brian Collins and has welcomed over half a million visitors and consumed more than 3 million oysters since. It is the oldest oyster festival in the world.

This year marks the 63rd birthday of the Galway Oyster Festival. Throughout this year’s festival there will be a number of exciting events for everyone to enjoy  including seafood trails, oyster opening (shucking) championships including the Oyster ‘Olympics’ or World Oyster Opening Championship, foodie talks & tasting events in some of Galway’s best  restaurants, The Festival Marquee, a Mardi Gras style Gala Event along with family activities, live music, cooking demonstrations and more.

Famous guests in the past at the festival have included director John Huston, actor Bob Hope, golfer Christy O’Connor JR, well known chefs such as Richard Corrigan, Clodagh McKenna and Martin Shanahan, Irish Rugby hero Brian O’Driscoll, current President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins and many more. As the saying goes, miss this festival at your ‘pearl’.

Stay at the Clybaun Hotel Galway, the ideal location to enjoy all the Galway International Oyster Festival has to offer.