Connemara Mussel Festival (29th April - 01st May 2016)
The Connemara Mussel Festival 2016 will take place from Friday 29th April - Sunday 01st May on the glorious Renvyle Peninsula in North Connemara.
The festival, now into it's 11th year will have professional chefs demonstrating the cooking of mussels and other local produce. The amateur and celebrity mussel cooking competitions are a major highlight 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.