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Galway Oyster Festivals


Each year, Galway celebrates two fantastic oyster festivals.

Starting with Clarenbridge Oyster Festival at the begining of September which includes a market day and family friendly activties followed on the last weekend of September when Galway City celebrates by the larger Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, the most internationally recognised Irish festival after St Patrick’s Day and the world’s longest running Oyster Festival.

There will 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, a Masquerade Mardi Gras style Gala Event talong with family activities, live music and more.

Celebrating 62 years - the Galway Oyster Festivals have 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.

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