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25th Jan2016

WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE – 1916 Photos

We are planning to have a small exhibition about 1916 in Connemara as part of the 2016 Mussel Festival. Do you have any photos, letters or other memorabilia particularly relating to Connemara from around the 1916 period ? It doesn’t have to be related to the rising just the period. If you do please email us with your number so we can get in touch with you.

14th Jan2016

Poetry Competition

Entries now open for our poetry competition.
Building upon the diversity of arts and culture already catered for at the festival, the Connemara Mussel Festival has launched a poetry competition for 2016. The competition has been kindly sponsored by John Coyle from Renvyle House Hotel. Check out the full details here >

6th Jan2016

Eco Eye Programme

Interesting report about mussel farming on Killary fjord on RTE’s Eco Eye programme.

View on RTE Player (from 16.18):
http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/eco-eye-1112/10512946/

6th May2015

10th birthday a great success

The village of Tullycross  once again pulled off an amazing feat – the Connemara Mussel Festival celebrated its 10th birthday in 2015 and it was undoubtedly the most successful mussel festival yet. Drawing people from all over the world as well as throngs of local people, the festival has grown year on year. With the involvement of the College of Tourism and Arts at GMIT, the food demonstration area Read More →

10th Jan2015

MCKENNA’S GUIDES – BEST FOOD FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR 2014

We were thrilled to be awarded the Best Food Festival 2014 in the Megabyte Awards by the McKennas’ Guides. Here’s what they had to say:

“Tullycross became the epicentre of the West Coast in early May, as the small and splendiferous Connemara Mussel Festival took over the village and delighted everyone with great food, great demos and great dancing, from the Curley School of Dancing. You can reckon you’ve been to Read More →