Friday 22 November 2019
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Gourmet Ireland with the Galway Oyster Festival

Gourmet Ireland with the Galway Oyster Festival

In recent years, Ireland’s foodie scene has exploded, with gourmet restaurants celebrating delicious fresh local produce, new farmers’ markets and artisan producers setting up all over the country. Fresh fish and seafood is an important part of the foodie menu, and our tour takes in the Galway Oyster Festival along with some of the best locations for food lovers in the whole of Ireland.  The dates for the 2018 festival are 28th-30th September and highlights include:

 

  • Visits to a local preserves maker and cheese maker as part of the transfer from Shannon Airport to your Galway Hotel
  • A visit to the Connemara Smokehouse and a visit to a local chocolatier
  • Discovering Galway’s bakeries, cheese shops and food market
  • Attending the Irish Oyster Opening Championships
  • Watching the Oyster Festival Parade and enjoying oyster tastings
  • A step back in time visit to the Bunratty Folk Park
  • Driving round the Ring of Kerry with a seafood lunch on the way
  • A day in Cork City, one of the best locations in Ireland for artisan foods
  • Time in Cobh, Titanic’s final port of call
  • A foodie experience in Kinsale, widely known as the gourmet capital of Ireland
  • A cooling class that focuses on forgotten food skills and traditional Irish recipes
  • Visits to Waterford Crystal and the historic Rock of Cashel