matchmakerireland.com September 22-25: More shellfish is on the menu at the Galway Oyster Festival
with shucking contests, music and a great deal of Guinness or Murphy's.
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runs for 3 days every September: www.galwayoysterfest.com
The annual pilgrimage for 10,000 cheese lovers from across the UK was runner-up to the Galway Oyster Festival
in the list.
Our exclusive picture of the former Parkhead striker and his millionaire pal was taken at Ireland's Galway Oyster Festival
in September 2008.
Handmade, artisan cheeses are on offer in West Cork, there are also rare Whiskey connoisseur tastings, homemade game pEotE[umlaut] and St Tola Goat's Cheese Bruschetta to sample, plus the traditional pairing of oysters and Guinness continues at the Galway Oyster Festival
on September 24 to 27, 2009.
Or, if you like a good party, how about New Year in Rio de Janeiro, Chinese New Year in Hong Kong in January, Day of the Dead in Mexican Oax-aca in November or Ireland's Galway Oyster Festival
The Trearddur event comes hot on the heels of the world famous Galway Oyster Festival
, and intends to follow in its Irish cousin's footsteps by being as much of a social occasion as a culinary one.
In Galway, the oyster season was launched with a bang as 10,000 visitors flooded into the village of Clarinbridge to celebrate the Galway Oyster Festival
Galway Races is not for the faint-hearted, but as I hadn't caused any major scandal by the end of the weekend, I returned to the fine city a month later for Phase Two - the Galway Oyster Festival
Country Cottages in Ireland (0870 585 1166), cottages and apartments for Galway Oyster Festival
, Sep 21-24, from pounds 78 per person.
The West has a packed schedule of world-famous festivals of every kind, including the pulsating Galway Races and Galway Oyster Festival
, when the city buzzes with fun, literary, walking and angling festivals, and even a festival devoted to Father Ted!