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Eat Oysters in Galway citySome of the world’s best oysters grow in beds along the shoreline in the West of Ireland, so Galway is the place to be if you’re a fan of these exclusive salt-water mollusks.
You’ll find them on many menus – oyster specialists like Morans Oyster Cottage, which dates back 250 years, serves them natural or grilled with garlic breadcrumbs, or try them on a shellfish platter at McDonaghs on Quay Street.
Oyster season starts in September which is when the Galway International Oyster Festival [www.galwayoysterfestival.com] takes over the city for a few days, with fun events to watch such as the World Oyster Opening Championship and pop-up oyster bars. Oyster season runs until April.