Clarenbridge Oyster Festival
The Clarenbridge Oyster Festival was established in 1954.
Since its inception when 34 people attended the very first festival at
Paddy Burke's, Clarinbridge, the festival has gone on to represent all
that is good about life, namely Good Company, Good Food, Good
Entertainment and Great Craic. Each year the festival draws visitors from
all over the world. Over 100,000 native oysters are consumed during this
colourful week of gourmet food, good Guinness and great fun. The highlight
of the week is the World Oyster Opening Championship, with challengers
competing to open 30 oysters in the shortest time.
Kilcolgan Castle - the castle which dates from the
11th Century was rebuilt by the St. George Family in the
late 18th Century.
Tulira Castle was originally a McHubert Burke Castle of the
15th century, to which the Martyn family added a mansion in
the 1870's. Tullira Castle is private property.