Galway food festivals & events

Galway is the Festival Capital of Ireland with many of them dedicated to wonderful local food and produce.

Below is a list of all food festivals & events happening in Galway in the near future.


The Cookbook Club at Kai Café + Restaurant, Galway
The club is about people learning, talking, and sharing their passion with others. For each club Jess tries to seat people together to make new friends, meet old ones, and share their common passion. Along with a set menu from the book, there is a special guest talk on the night.

Aniar Boutique Cookery School
Classes are led by owner and chef Jp McMahon. Jp has many years teaching experience and regularly ran cooking classes in Cava Spanish Restaurant and Tapas Bar and children’s workshops that promote food provenance and ethical eating.
Understanding food
Planning a dinner party
The whole hog: Nose to Tail dining at home
The whole loaf
The whole hen:Nose to Tail dining at home
The whole lamb
The whole fish


Galway Food Festival
18th – 21st April 2014
Celebrating Galway as a good food destination, 2014 will be the third year of the Galway Food Festival and is sure to build on the success of the 2013 event. The festival will promote good food and good food outlets in Galway, as well as showcasing food producers based in Galway and in the West.


Connemara Mussel Festival
2nd – 4th May 2014
A celebration of Killary Mussels harvested from “One of the Forty Places to See Before you Die” on the glorious Renvyle Peninsula in North Connemara.

Connemara Mussle Festival 2014

Burren Slow Food Festival
16th – 18th May 2014
The annual Burren Slow Food Festival gives visitors the opportunity to sample local artisan foods, meet the producers and growers, mix with fellow foodies, see cookery demonstrations from well known chefs and get a true taste of Co. Clare culture in the beautiful setting of the Burren.


Galway Oyster & Seafood Festival
25th – 28th September 2014
Each year, on the last weekend of September, Galway City celebrates the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival. Deemed one of Europe’s longest-running food extravaganzas, the Festival was launched in September 1954 by Brian Collins, the manager of the Great Southern Hotel (now called Hotel Meyrick)

Galway Oyster fEstival


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