Aw, Shucks! Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival Gears Up

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Celebrity Cruises docks at three Irish cities: Belfast, Cork and Waterford. Head to our website to learn more about booking a cruise to Ireland and if your availability overlaps with any tasty events like the Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival—Galway is but one of many foodie festivals scattered on Ireland’s cultural calendar.

Now in its 60th year, Ireland’s Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival, which is held annually on the last weekend in September at the Spanish Arch in Galway, is now one of Europe’s largest and longest-running food events, attracting over 22,000 visitors each year, who collectively consume thousands upon thousands of Galway’s famous oysters. First launched in 1954 as a tourism gimmick, the event is now a multi-day affair that marks the kick-off to Galway’s oyster season.

Indeed, Galway is known the world around for it’s magnificent mollusks, and when in Galway, there is—in many an expert opinion—only one place to eat them: Moran’s Oyster Cottage, which opened its doors in 1797. Immortalized by Nobel-winning poet, Seamus Heaney, in his poem “Oysters,” the cottage has also played host to Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, the Emperor and Empress of Japan and more.

Celebrity Cruises docks at three Irish cities: Belfast, Cork and Waterford. Head to our destinations page to learn more about booking a cruise to Ireland and if your availability overlaps with one of many foodie festivals scattered on Ireland’s cultural calendar.

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2 thoughts on “Aw, Shucks! Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival Gears Up

    1. Carina Ost

      Gilles, that sounds lovely. You are extremely fortunate to have that freshness in your backyard. And you are correct, Quebec is a great place for oysters.

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