|Welcome to our 10th BIRTHDAY celebrations. Originally established to promote the excellence of the mussels of Killary Harbour, the Connemara Mussel Festival has grown to become a celebration of local people, food, culture and heritage, and is recognised as the premier food event for Connemara, attracting visitors from near and far. One of the first festivals each year on the Wild Atlantic Way, it showcases the very best Connemara has to offer. A true Feast for the Senses: TASTE and SMELL beautifully cooked local produce; SEE unparalleled views of the Connemara land and seascape; HEAR sounds of music, dancing, talks and theatre; FEEL the ambience; and above all ENJOY the experience!
MCKENNA’S GUIDES - BEST FOOD FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR 2014
We were thrilled to be awarded the Best Food Festival 2014 in the Megabyte Awards by the McKennas’ Guides. We are delighted that food writers and lovers John and Sally McKenna will once again join our professional chef team this year. Here’s what they had to say about last year’s festival:
"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 every festival and seen it all, and then something as small, community-focused and simple as this great weekend simply takes your breath away. Only brilliant."
The Festival Marquee at Paddy Coynes Pub is the venue for all cooking demonstrations and the Festival Office is next door to the pub. All events are free unless specified in the brochure. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter (@connemaramusselfestival) for updates. Bookings and enquiries can be made at the Festival Office, by email to email@example.com or by phone to
087 6478303. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.