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Galway celebrates 57th Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival


The Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival is Ireland’s most globally recognised food festival as well as the longest running festival of its kind.

The Festival will kick off with Bollinger World Oyster opening competition, where oyster openers come from all over Ireland to compete. All participants taking part in the competition must be able to open a minimum of 18 oysters in under 120 seconds with most competitors opening 30. The participants will be judged on their time and presentation.

Throughout the festival, a host of exciting events will be taking place to satisfy every appetite including the first ever Galway Seafood Dine Around, which is made up of an assortment of the city’s best restaurants.
There will be a wide variety of activities presented during the festival including the Galway Festival parade, glamorous black tie ball, children’s fancy dress party, a variety of family activities, cooking demonstrations, live music, Jive and Jazz, Irish Coffee Olympics and the Oyster Festival Finale.

The different events at the festival range in price and children can take part as most of the activities free of charge. (http://www.galwayoysterfest.com/)

Exepdia.ie offers a wide range of hotels in Galway area, including Galway Bay Hotel and Carlton Hotel Galway, offering great facilities like a swimming pool and spa, ideal for a relaxing afternoon after visiting the festival.

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