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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.
There certainly is a lot going on in terms of entertainment in Galway city. We already enjoyed April’s Cúirt Literature Festival, June’s Galway Film Fleadh, and the Galway Arts Festival. All of those attracted great crowds and made those attending experience unforgettable moments. We can now enjoy lasting a full week Galway Races in Ballybrit. There is no need to introduce anyone to this splendid event.
Entries are now being accepted for the ‘Galway Shop Window of the Festival 2008’ as part of the 54th Galway International Oyster Festival.
The face of this year’s Galway International Oyster Festival will be selected on September 11 at a glittering gala banquet to be held in tTe Ardilaun Hotel.
The 2009 Clarenbridge Oyster Festival will take place on September 11-13 this year and plans for the event are going full steam ahead.
Martina Mc Grath, a native of Clarenbridge and an NUIG science student has been selected as the 2009 Clarenbridge Oyster Festival Queen. A keen sportsperson, Martina plays camogie for Clarenbridge and is the daughter of Billy and Marion McGrath of Moyvilla.
The first Oyster Festival was in 1954 with just 34 people in attendance, and since such humble beginnings the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival has hosted many national and international visitors and contributed enormously to the development of the tourist trade in the region. September 1 is the start of the oyster season and opens with oyster lovers heading for Clarenbridge which is now officially recognised as the ‘Home of the Oyster’.
Green Dragon skipper Ian Walker will be the guest of honour at this year’s Galway International Oyster Festival.
All sorts of goodies will be available during the 55th Galway International Oyster Festival, as the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Galway has teamed up with festival organisers to hold a special ‘More Than Oysters’ exhibition which will showcase the best of Galway.