The Bay Coast Wild Atlantic Way Festival

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To celebrate Galway's designation as a European Region of Gastronomy, we will be joining The Bay Coast Wild Atlantic Way Food Festival for a week long gastronomic and cultural exploration in the wonderful location of Renvyle House and its surrounds. It is a major event in the culinary history of our country for Galway to be awarded the region of gastronomy designation, and here is a brilliant opportunity to get up close to the people and placs that have won the designation.

The programme of events is as follows, and tickets are available for daily, two or three nights, or a weekend package.There is also a special rate on the Killary Cruise, which includes lunch. We will be presenting the Kylemore Abbey Walk, the seaweed forage and Fulacht Fia, and speaking at the banquet, amongst other events. We look forward to seeing you there.

Monday 9th April: Cookery demos and a guided walk by renowned archaeologist Michael Gibbons Along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Tuesday 10th April: Oyster farm tour, tastings and demos.

Wednesday 11th April: Killary Fjord sea journey and Mussel farm visit and Brewery tour of The Bridewell Brewery, Clifden. Whiskey Dinner with Bushmills Distillery at Renvyle House hotel.

Thursday 12th April: Cookery demos with Head Chef Tim O'Sullivan and other great cooks.

Friday 13th April: Kylemore Abbey visit which includes looking at fish smoking, chocolate tasting, garden tour and Connemara Lamb on a spit.

Saturday 14th April: Seaweed forage, Fulacht Fia and talk by Michael Gibbons. Region of Gastronomy banquet in Renvyle with Head Chef Tim O'Sullivan, sponsored by J&C Kenny Wines

See the Renvyle House website for more info.