Thank you to everyone who sent in an entry for this years competition. We were humbled by the huge amount we received – over 160!!!! So our judge will be busy going through them all!
We will be announcing the winners on the Sunday of the festival.
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.
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 >
Interesting report about mussel farming on Killary fjord on RTE’s Eco Eye programme.
View on RTE Player (from 16.18):
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 […]
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 […]