The Connemara Mussel Festival 2013 will take place from Friday 3rd May - Sunday 5th May on the glorious Renvyle Peninsula in North Connemara.
The festival, now into it's 8th year will have professional chefs demonstrating the cooking of mussels and other local produce. The amateur and celebrity mussel cooking competitions are a major hightlight but there are plenty of other activities too.
Some of these are as follows:
- Heritage walks with a renowned archaeologist
- Dramatic presentaations and children's storytelling
- Fly casting classes
- A country market with local producers offering crafts and food
- An exhibition of local art
- Seafood Gala Dinner
In the evenings, there will be a variety of music available in the local pubs. The Connemara National Park is close by, as well as beautiful beaches and majestic mountains.
The celebrations will include mussel cooking demonstrations and competitions, walks, talks, theatre and family activities. There will also be a country market, an art exhibition, music and dancing, as part of the events taking place this May bank holiday weekend.
For further information: http://www.connemaramusselfestival.com/