Galway, Ireland (PressExposure) September 03, 2009 -- The Galway International Oyster Festival is one of the most awaited for event in Ireland and not just for the Irish nationals; it is also one of the most looked forward to event for guests coming here from all over the world! For food lovers and especially for people who love to gorge on seafood delicacies, the Galway International Oyster Festival will offer opportunities on tasting some of the most delectably prepared seafood varieties. Entertaining people for 54 consecutive years, this year it is celebrating its 55th year and mind you, the surprises they have planned for you, will be like never before!
Organized every year in the month of September, the festival this year will be held from 24th September to 27th September 2009. Each day has been exquisitely scheduled to offer you more than what it has been doing for all these years. Crabs, Lobsters, Mussels... the list is endless and very much mouth watering indeed. Renowned chefs from all over the Irish nation will gather here to cater to the food lovers and visitors and experimenters and critics... However, it is not just the seafood that will amaze you. The streets of Galway will also come alive with the street dancers and live bands - all in their colorful attires who will parade through the city in order to entertain you.
It has been a tradition, since the inception of this event that the very first oyster of the season is presented to the Mayor of the city and this year will be no exception. The Eyre Square is the place to be on the first day when hundreds of thousands of people will gather here to witness another major festival get kicked off. After the mayor of the city is presented with lip-smacking Oysters, also signifying the start of the festival, guests can then gorge on a whole selection of tastefully prepared seafood cuisines... And what less? One could also get first hand information on the various fish varieties out there on display from the experts who will entertain all your queries.
The Guinness Irish Oyster Opening Championship and the Guinness World Oyster Opening Championship are the two most looked forward to events across the 5 days of celebrations that will take place in Galway. The Mardi-Gras party and the numerous other local parties organized across the various pubs and restaurants of the city will also strive to keep you enthralled and entertained throughout your stay here. Food, wine, soulful music and dance... did anyone say one needed more?