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Clarenbridge Oyster Festival Galway 9th to 13th September 2020 TBC
The Clarenbridge Oyster Festival celebrated its 65th Anniversary. This year’s festival takes place from 9th to 13th September 2020 dates TBC.
Fáilte go Droichead an Chláirín …Welcome to Clarenbridge, Bienvenue …Wilkomen …Dear Guest,
On behalf of the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival Committee it is our great honour to welcome you to the home of the Oyster and the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival.
Our Village nestles on the banks of the Clarin River at the mouth of Dunbulcan Bay, enriching tides flow through the estuary and under the arches of the old stone bridge from which the village takes its name.
Clarenbridge Oyster Festival Galway Ireland
The oysters are harvested from the surrounding shallow seas, protected from the worst winter storms and worked on by the Oystermen with generations of expertise. Our festival marks the beginning of the new Oyster season and we invite you to join in the fun, participate in the energy and above all savour the famous Clarenbridge Oyster – a tradition in existence since 1954 when the great Paddy Burke hosted the first Clarenbridge Oyster Festival. A lot has changed since the first festival but the philosophy remains the same.
The Clarenbridge Oyster festival is a celebration of the native Oyster, of the history of this beautiful village and of the energy of a vibrant and modern day community respecting tradition. We are very grateful to the people of Clarenbridge, the voluntary festival committee and our many sponsors and friends.
Clarinbridge Oyster Festival are celebrating their maritime heritage
Clarinbridge Oyster Festival are celebrating their maritime heritage this September with an interactive Environmental Exhibition for primary school children.
“Blas na Mara” have intriguing marine work stations where the children can dive right in as the Festival Marquee will transform for the day !
Thursday, 12th September – The Marine Institute, RNLI, Galway Bay Sailing Club, BIM, Aloha Surf School, Scoil Mhurie Clarinbridge, Gordon Darcy, Sabine Springer, Michéal Forde, Colin O’Loan and Galway Aquarium will all be in attendance on the day while JP McMahon will give mouthwatering cookery demonstrations.
The success and sustainability of this unique event is a tribute to your commitment and support. It is our hope that you will continue to enjoy this festival and celebrate the great heritage of the Clarenbridge Oyster. We look forward to meeting you at the festival!
Bí linn agus bain taitneamh as. (Join us and enjoy)
Clarenbridge Oyster Festival Programme 2019, which serves as an example for 2020 until the program is ready
The 65th Clarenbridge Oyster Festival will be a week long celebration, from Sept 9th – 15th, dedicated to the renowned native oyster. Join us in the oyster marquee to celebrate food, fashion, music and embrace this iconic festival. The programme is as follows:
Tuesday – A taste of Clarenbridge – 5 course gourmet meal where our Mystery Chefs conjure up Atlantic Delights.
Wednesday – Clarenbridge Oyster Festival Fashion Show – supporting and promoting the fashion industry of Galway and surrounding areas.
Thursday (Morning) Blas Na Mara – Interactive Environmental Expedition For Children
Thursday (Evening) – Heritage celebration night – recounting the great depth and brevity of our local heritage through talks, videos and displays.
Friday – Music in the Marquee in association with Colga FC & Clarinbridge GAA Club
Saturday – 65th Anniversary Oyster Ball – Black Tie celebration.