Welcome to the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival 2016 62nd Anniversary Celebration
The Clarenbridge Oyster Festival is proud
to announce that we are celebrating our
Failte go Droichead an Chláirín …
Welcome Bienvenue Wilkomen Dear Guest,
On behalf of the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival Committee it is our great honour to welcome you to the home of the Oyster and the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival.
Our Village nestles on the banks of the Clarin River at the mouth of Dunbulcan Bay, enriching tides flow through the estuary and under the arches of the old stone bridge from which the village takes its name.
The oysters are harvested from the surrounding shallow seas, protected from the worst winter storms and worked on by the Oystermen with generations of expertise. Our festival marks the beginning of the new Oyster season and we invite you to join in the fun, participate in the energy and above all savour the famous Clarenbridge Oyster – a tradition in existence since 1954 when the great Paddy Burke hosted the first Clarenbridge Oyster Festival. A lot has changed since the first festival but the philosophy remains the same.
The Clarenbridge Oyster festival is a celebration of the native Oyster, of the history of this beautiful village and of the energy of a vibrant and modern day community respecting tradition. We are very grateful to the people of Clarenbridge, the voluntary festival committee and our many sponsors and friends.
The success and sustainability of this unique event is a tribute to your commitment and support. It is our hope that you will continue to enjoy this festival and celebrate the great heritage of the Clarenbridge Oyster. I look forward to meeting you at the festival!
Bí linn and bain taitneamh as.
2016 Festival Committee
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