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Galway Oyster Festival

Galway, Friday 27th - Sunday 29th September 2013

The Galway International Oyster Festival is the premier event in the Galwegian calendar, when people from all over the world descend on Galway to sample the world famous oysters of Galway Bay and the legendary craic of the West of Ireland.

On the last weekend of September each year, the cosmopolitan town of Galway hosts the Festival which is one of the biggest events in Ireland's social calendar, and the world's longest running International Oyster Festival.

Throughout the festival, a host of tantalising events to wet your appetite will take place, including: a seafood trail in some of Galway city’s finest restaurants, Taste of  the Sea/Blas na Mara - showcasing Galway's seafood heroes, the National Oyster Opening Championship,  The Food village at The Festival Marquee, the World Oyster Opening Championship, a Mardi Gras event through the streets of Galway and the Festival Finale with family activities, kids fancy dress, live music, cooking demonstrations, Best Hot Oyster Dish challenge, Irish Coffee making and jive & jazz.

Feasts of live entertainment, gourmet food, fine wine and of course Oysters and Guinness will be enjoyed by some 10,000 people from all over the world making this a festival experience not to be missed.

For more information please visit the Galway Oyster Festival Website.


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