In the month of September every year, the Irish City of Galway City comes alive with seafood & oysters as it celebrates the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, the most internationally recognized food festival in Ireland and the world’s longest running International Oyster Festival.
The festival is celebrated every year in September as it is the first month of the oyster season.
The main events are two Oyster Opening Championships, the Guinness Irish Oyster Opening Championship and the Guinness World Oyster Opening Championship.
Other events taking place during the festival include a Mardi Gras event through the streets of Galway and the Festival Finale with family activities, kids fancy dress, live music, cooking demonstrations, ‘Hot Oyster Awards’ cooking challenge, Irish Coffee making and jive & jazz.
Galway Oyster Festival 2016 Dates :
In 2016, Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival will take place from 23rd to 25th September 2016.
Schedule of Galway Oyster Festival 2016 :
The Schedule of Galway Oyster Festival 2016 is available on http://www.galwayoysterfest.com/en/festival-schedule.html
For further information Visit – http://www.galwayoysterfest.com/
About Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival :
Considered to be one of Europe’s longest-running food extravaganzas, the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival was launched in September 1954 by Brian Collins, the manager of the Great Southern Hotel (now called Hotel Meyrick).
That year just 34 guests attended the first Oyster Festival Banquet and feasted on several dozen oysters each. These days, the event is one of the biggest on Ireland’s social calendar, drawing more than 10,000 visitors who gleefully down tons of the famous native Galway Oysters.
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About Galway :
Galway (Irish: Gaillimh), or the City of Galway (Irish: Cathair na Gaillimhe), is a city in Ireland located in the West Region and is part of the province of Connacht.