With its long, unspoiled coastline it is no surprise that the west of Ireland is home to spectacular seafood. From plump native oysters to wild Atlantic salmon, Killary mussels to luscious Cleggan lobsters, the west coast is the perfect place for a fishy feed.! The Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of Ireland is home to an extensive range of superb quality shellfish species which thrive in what is rated as the cleanest coastline waters in Europe. Mussels, Crab, Crab Claws, Clams, Razor Clams, Winkles, Whelks, Cockles, Scallops, Oysters and Lobsters. These products are sourced along the wild and rocky rugged coastline and fished locally along the west coast. This natural resource based seafood industry provides an important source of economic activity in our remote coastal regions.
Tempt your taste buds at a variety of local eateries along the coast that serve up these delicious dishes in abundance:
- Out of the Blue – Dingle, Kerry
- Mulcahy’s – Kenmare, Kerry
- QC’s Seafood Restaurant – Caherciveen, Kerry
- Trá Bán – Strandhill, Sligo
- O’Grady’s on the Pier – Barna, Galway
- Moran’s Oyster Cottage – Kilcolgan, Galway
- Oscar’s Seafood Bistro – Dominick Street, Galway City
- Kealy’s Seafood Bar – Greencastle, Donegal
As well as at an array of speciality seafood festivals throughout the year:
CONNEMARA MUSSEL FESTIVAL, TULLYCROSS, COUNTY GALWAY
An unforgettable celebration of the world renowned Killary Mussels on the glorious Renvyle Peninsula of North Connemara and a celebration of local people, food, culture and heritage Connemara mussel festival.
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The perfect conditions that exist in Clarenbridge for growing and harvesting Oysters – a sheltered bay, a perfect ratio of fresh and salt water, makes for some seriously delicious Oysters Clarenbridge oyster festival
Want even more Oysters in Galway? Us too! Welcome to the oldest oyster festival in the world and the most internationally recognised Irish festival after St Patrick’s Day. Deemed one of Europe’s longest-running food extravaganza Galway oyster festival