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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.

The Irish food festival celebrates this year its 60-year anniversary and there will lots of tantalising events for all to enjoy; seafood trails, oyster hot spots, 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 along with family activities, live music, cooking demonstrations, ‘Hot Oyster Awards’ cooking challenge and more.

The headline event is the incredible work of expert oyster openers (shuckers) at the World Oyster Opening Championships. Watch, gasp and let your appetite lead you to a Seafood Trail for dinner.