galway international oyster & seafood festival

The opening night is tomorrow and still, there are some tickets available!!

This is going to be the 59th edition of the Oyster Festival here in Galway, maybe not so famous as the one in Clarenbridge but a great oportunity to enjoy this fancy seafood in the Irish way: with a pint of Guinness. If your stomach is not used to oysters there may be something else for you because some of the best restaurants in Galway are preparing their best menus for the weekend. Some of the restaurants are: Artisan Restaurant, Brasserie on the Corner, Cava Bodega, Cookes Restaurant, Martine’s of Quay Street, RAW Sushi Restaurant, Oscar’s Seafood Bistro.

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On Saturday, the 28th at 2 pm the World Oyster Opening Championship starts in the Marquee at Galway Harbour. This year there are 25 countries registered including Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Wales. There will be approx. 5 heats of 5 minutes each where each country has an opportunity to win the coveted title – if your country is not represented, we encourage you to adopt a favourite & cheer all the same.It will be on until 9 pm

Saturday night is time for the OYSTER MASQUERADE ‘MARDI GRAS‘ EXTRAVAGANZA but it is already sold out (with tickets at 95 euros it has to be a fantastic party!!) Maybe for next year?? We will start a piggy bank to pay for the ticket, the mask and the cloak

Sunday will be the Family Day and, from 12 am kids can enjoy Circus lessons, join in the Pirate Fancy Dress or Play the giant family games (from 12-3pm)

This link will take you to their website with all the details, times etc.

Enjoy the festival!!

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