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16th May 2017

Crowds turn out for Mussel Festival

Thank you to the Galway Independent for featuring news about the success of the 2017 festival !!

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29th Apr 2017

Festival Updates

The festival is now in full swing – keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for updates over the weekend.

22nd Apr 2017

Junior Masterchef Competition

Closing date for entries to the Junior Masterchef competition has been extended to Wednesday 26th April.

To enter the Junior Masterchef competition you must submit your recipe via e-mail to:

Competition open to 12-15 year olds.

For full competition rules and conditions click here.

11th Apr 2017

NEW THIS YEAR: Children’s T-shirts

Our new children’s t-shirts will be available to buy from the Festival Office over the weekend.

6th Apr 2017

Children’s Cooking Workshops Fully Booked

Our ‘Where’s Dory?’ children’s cooking workshops are now fully booked out for both Saturday and Sunday.

29th Mar 2017

Irish Restaurant Awards

Huge congratulations to Paddy Coyne’s Pub for winning Galway Pub of the Year and to Jonathon Keane of The Lodge at Ashford Castle who won best chef at the Irish Restaurant Connaught Regional Awards 2017 which took place last night in Sligo. Well done to both!


19th Jan 2016

Official Opening of Festival 2017

Date: Friday 28th April
Time: 7pm
Venue: Festival Marquee

With Risteard Ó Domhnaill

24th Mar 2017


Film screening followed by Q & A session with a panel including the director, Risteard O Domhnaill.
Date: Friday 28th April – following the Festival Opening
Venue: Festival Marquee
Tickets: €5


10th Mar 2017

The Sacred Mountain Hike

With Archaeologist Michael Gibbons
Date: Saturday 29th April
Time: 10am
Venue: Letter Hill (meet at Festival Marquee)
Tickets: €15


10th Mar 2017

Mussel Festival 5K Run

Date: Saturday 29th April
Time: 12pm (Registration at 11am)
Venue: Start at Church Grounds, Tullycross
Entry fee: €10