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 […]

30th Mar2016

Fundraising Auction

This years Connemara Mussel Festival fundraising auction takes place on Friday April 1st at 8.30pm in Paddy Coynes Pub, Tullycross. As always there are some great lots up for auction including weekends away, Man U tickets, dinners & more.

There will also be a meal deal available on the night  from 7pm – Thai Curry or Burger & a pint of beer/glass of wine for only €12.

Hope to see you there

29th Mar2016

Packed Schedule for 2016 Connemara Mussel Festival

Connemara Journal – March 7 2016

Some 100,000 of Connemara’s finest mussels will be devoured in Tullycross this May Bank Holiday (April 29 – May 1).

The organisers of the Connemara Mussel Festival have tonnes of the popular mollusc on order to feed the hungry hordes expected for the three-day festival, which was officially launched on Sunday last in Renvyle House Hotel.

Former Irish Rugby Team bagman Patrick ‘Rala’ O’Reilly launched the festival, while Mayor […]

30th Mar2016

European Region of Gastronomy

Following six months of of planning and stakeholder engagement Galway has won the designation ‘European Region of Gastronomy’ in 2018. The designation is not just a culinary award; the programme is designed to link food, hospitality, culture and tourism and create 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 […]