Galway Oyster Festival

Galway Oyster Festival

The Galway Oyster Festival will be hitting the streets of Galway September 27th – September 29th.

The streets will be buzzing with an array of cultures, people flying in from all over. From amateurs to experts of the trade. Galway will be alive with oyster enthusiasts and are we surprised? The Galway oyster festival was described by the Sunday Times in a previous year as “one of the 12 greatest shows on earth” and was listed in the AA Travel Guide one of Europe’s Seven Best Festivals. The festival is a bit of an institution, first starting in 1954 and if you didn’t know is the oldest oyster festival in the world.

The festival is a bit of a local celebrity and has featured prominently in the media over the years including BBC Good Food, Time Magazine, The New York Times and The Lonely Planet to name but a few.

In 2004 the festival was still sponsored by its original sponsor, Guinness.

We, here at The Quays have become quite the oyster experts over the years, selling and consuming the succulent Galway Bay oysters with the perfect pint.

We’re excited to see how this year tops lasts as it never disappoints and always has something that extra special about it. The record number of

oysters consumed at the festival is 4,000. I think we can do better, what you reckon?!

Get on your pearls, life is too short to not have oysters and Guinness sometimes