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The 57th Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival makes a welcome return to the marquee in Galway Harbour next weekend. The festival has been acclaimed as “one of the 12 greatest shows on earth” by The Sunday Times, and attracts over 10,000 international and local attendees each September.
Another successful installment of the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival took place last weekend. Glamour, entertainment, and gourmet foods were the order of the day with local, national, and international visitors celebrating the official start of the oyster season. In recent years the festival has attracted huge attention from European and Asian visitors with this year’s festival the focal point for an Australian and Japanese TV documentary.
Martin Shanahan, star of RTE’s hit TV programme Martin’s Mad About Fish stepped out of the kitchen to officially launch the 57th Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival, taking place from September 23 to 25, 2011.
Just a short note to remind you that Paddy Burke’s is the site of the Clarinbridge Oyster Festival on Friday September 9, Saturday September 10, and Sunday September 11. It starts on the Friday at 9.30pm until 1.30am and the cost is €20. That gets you entertainment by the American Drifters, Happy Feet, and Don Rua, and there will be food available to purchase. Saturday is the big gala day, some tickets are still available at €75 each. The day starts at 4.30pm and runs until 1.30am with entertainment by The Cuba Libre Salsa Band, Don Stiffe, The Davitt Showband, Fuaim Chonamana, The Marvels, and She’s Electric. You will also get chowder, half a dozen native oysters, seafood platter, and two glasses of wine. Filtered water is available everywhere, and tea and coffee. The Sunday event is from 1.30pm to 6pm and for €10 you can enjoy the rocking piano sounds of Carmel Dempsey with food available to purchase. Tickets for the Clarinbridge Oyster Festival events are available from (091) 796766.
The 57th Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival, September 23 - 25 2011, will make a welcome return to a marquee this year and will be located at Galway Harbour.
The Festival of Fashion will kick off at 8pm today (Thursday) with a wine and canapés reception in the stunning Marine Institute in Renville, Oranmore. The event, in association with the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival, will get you ready for a season of festival fun from racing to arts and music to oysters. You are sure find a look to suit you with festive collections from Ail Ruin, Squisito, Sorelle, Concepts, Select, Madison, Nestor’s, Daisy, Brown Thomas, Shenil Shoes, Demora, and Standún.
The Oyster Pearl competition brings glamour and beauty to the Galway International Oyster Festival each year, and the glamour stakes have been raised even further this year with Fallers Jewellers offering a prize fund worth €5,000 for the Fallers Best Dressed Lady competition.
From Thursday September 23 until Sunday September 26, Kelly’s Bar will be hosting a variety of party events for the Galway Oyster Festival. Enjoy a range of seafood dishes from the menu or swing by on Saturday and Sunday where you can pour your own pint of Guinness with oyster tasting from 3pm.
The village of Clarenbridge has long garnered national and international acclaim for its annual Oyster Festival. The event, now in its 56th year, is very much part of local heritage and this year’s event in September will provide an excellent weekend for festival goers.
This year’s Clarenbridge Oyster Festival was launched officially in the village last weekend when it was announced that the festival will be an official stopover for the annual cross-country drive, the Cannonball Run.