Celebrating 10 Years!
Welcome to the 10th Connemara Mussel Festival. Originally established to promote the excellence of the mussels of Killary harbour, this 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.
Food Festival of the Year!
"Festival of the year - Connemara Mussel Festival
Tullycross became the epicentre of the West Coast in early May, as the small and splendiferous Connemara 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."
John and Sally McKennas' Guides
IRISH MUSSEL CUISINE
by Máirín Ui Chomáin
€8 Buy Online
The definitive mussel recipe book, designed and created specifically for the festival by Máirín Uí Chomáin,will be on sale for just €8 at the Festival Office. You can also find it in local outlets or purchase it here direct from our website. This beautifully illustrated book, packed with recipes from chefs from all around the country is a must-buy for those of you who love to eat and enjoy mussels!