29th Mar2017

European Region of Gastronomy 2018

Last year we were delighted to learn that Galway had won the designation  ‘European Region of Gastronomy’ for  2018. The designation is not just a culinary award; the programme is designed to link food, hospitality, culture and tourism and create a better quality of living for citizens in a region. Key areas in the Galway bid included health, education and sustainability. The title of the Galway bid ‘From the Ground Up – Feeding our Future’ […]

9th Mar2017

Connemara Mussel Festival 2017 launched

Article in the Galway Independent

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15th Feb2017

Launch of Festival 2017


27th Jan2017

Festival 2017


28th – 30th April 2017

Save the date!

2017 is the 12th Connemara Mussel Festival. Originally established to promote the excellence of the mussels of Killary Harbour, the festival has grown to become a celebration of local people, food, culture and heritage, and is recognised as the premier food event for Connemara attracting visitors from near and far. One of the first […]

5th May2016

Poetry Competition Results

Well, the results are in – and were announced last Sunday night at the closing of this year’s festival. One of the shortlisted poets, Robert E. Wilson,  was here at the festival to read his own poem and the other six  were read by members of the Curlew Theatre Company. We were amazed and delighted to receive over 160 entries which came from all over the world. The winning entry […]

4th Apr2016

1916 Rising Exhibition – info request

As part of this years festival, we will be holding an exhibition on 1916 & the local involvement. This will be held in cottage 1 over the festival weekend.

We are looking for any local who may have had a relative involved in the rising to please contact us as we would love to include them in the exhibit. If you any have stories or photo’s etc that would be great […]