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An Oyster And Seafood Festival Is Taking Place In Cork Next Month

By Éadaoin Fitzmaurice

August 27, 2019 at 10:03am


Seafood lovers rejoice!

The Murphy’s Cork Oyster and Seafood Festival will take place from Friday, September 20 until Sunday, September 22.

This year there are almost 60 venues across Cork that will participate in the festival.

There will be a wide range of events taking place, including the Cork Gourmet Trail and the All Ireland Oyster Shucking Competition. Musical acts Paddy Casey and The Frank and Walters will also be there to provide musical entertainment.


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On the Friday night, festival goers can enjoy 'A Jameson Experience' with Head Cooper, Ger Buckley as well as 'A History of Prosecco' masterclass. Throughout the weekend, the Guinness Book of Records fastest Oyster shucker, Paddy the Shucker and The Lazy Chef, Simon Lamont, will be on hand.

On Saturday, the hugely popular Cork Gourmet Trail will take place from 12pm. The day will start with a drinks reception at the Metropole Hotel before taking off on a culinary tour of Cork’s best restaurants.


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Aaron Mansworth, Group Managing Director for Trigon Hotels said:

“We cannot wait for this year’s Murphy’s Cork Oyster and Seafood Festival. This year, we are working with title sponsor Murphy’s Irish Stout to bring you a weekend festival of celebration of seafood, culture and music. The wonderful team from Harty's Oysters in Waterford are also on board this year. If you're not an Oyster lover, it'll still be a wonderfully exciting weekend that you won't want to miss. This has fast become one of Cork’s most popular festivals.”

Tickets for all events are on sale on Eventbrite and you'll find more details on

See you shuckers there!


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