Galway Oyster Festival

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Galway Oyster Festival

Last weekend in September
In Galway, Ireland, the opening of the oyster season is celebrated with parties, music, and an oyster-opening competition. A young woman chosen to preside over the activities as the Pearl presents the first oyster to the mayor, who traditionally stands on Clarenbridge Pier in his scarlet robes waiting to open and taste it. Banquets are held in the evening and local pubs serve oysters by the bucketful, washed down by beer.
CONTACTS:
Galway Oyster Festival
Aras Failte
Galway, Ireland
353-91-522066; fax: 353-91-527282
www.galwayoysterfest.com
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 114
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