Galway Oyster Festival

During our weekend in Galway, we were delighted to attend the Galway Oyster Festival & watch the World Oyster Opening Championship. The festival has been running since 1954. It is held on the last weekend in September in celebration of Galway’s annual oyster harvest.

There were different events running each day from Friday through Sunday. We attended the festival on Saturday which ran from 2 – 9pm. There was a parade through the streets out to the Galway Oyster Festival which was located on Nimmos Pier beyond Spanish Arch. It was a beautiful walk out to the festival marquee.

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