Each year, on the last weekend of September, Galway City celebrates the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, the most internationally recognised Irish festival after St Patrick's Day and the world's longest running Oyster Festival.

Throughout the Irish food festival, there will lots of tantalising events for all to enjoy; seafood trails, oyster hot spots, oyster opening (shucking) championships including the Oyster 'Olympics' or World Oyster Opening Championship, foodie talks & tasting events in some of Galway’s best  restaurants, food producer tours, an intimate Food village at The Festival Marquee, a Mardi Gras style Gala Event through the streets of Galway and in association with The Gathering Ireland 2013, the Tribal Oyster Feast Off oyster eating competition along with family activities, live music, cooking demonstrations, 'Hot Oyster Awards' cooking challenge and more.

Established in 1954, The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival has welcomed over half a million visitors, consumed more than 3 million oysters – washed down with champagne and stout whilst listening to some of the best musicians in Ireland.

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Website: www.galwayoysterfestival.com

The Seafood Trail is a selection of Galway's best restaurants serving locally sourced ingredients & seafood; each restaurant will have Galway Oysters available from Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th so all visitors can try the famed delicacy.

Moran’s on the Weir
Restaurant gigi’s at The g
RAW Sushi
Oyster Grill
Harbour Bar & Grill
Brasserie on the Corner
Cookes Restaurant
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Cava Bodega
Artisan Restaurant
Martine’s on Quay St
McDonagh’s Seafood House
Creole Restaurant
Oscar’s Seafood Bistro
WEST at The Twelve