Clarenbridge Oyster Festival

Celebrating Our 65th Anniversary!

Welcome to the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival

Fáilte go Droichead an Chláirín …
Welcome Bienvenue Wilkomen Dear Guest,

Following recent Government announcements extending restrictions on festivals and gatherings into the Summer and potentially beyond it’s with great sadness we announce the 66th Clarinbridge Oyster Festival will not be able to take place.
Like everyone across the world, we’ve been watching the ongoing effects that Covid-19 is having on our everyday lives. The health and safety of our attendees, volunteers and staff, plus the extended communities, to which they belong, takes total precedence at this time of global crisis.
The decision not to hold the 66th Clarenbridge Oyster Festival is not one we have taken lightly. In these unprecedented and uncertain times we had no choice.
Finally we too would like to express our gratitude to all our front line workers who are working relentlessly to keep us all safe…
– 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. We look forward to meeting you at the festival in 2021!

Bí linn and bain taitneamh as.

2020 Festival Committee

You are invited:

To our 65th Anniversary Celebrations!

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2019 Clarenbridge Oyster Festival. In its 65th year we continue to celebrate heritage, community, tradition and diversity. The 8th – 15th September 2019 will see a week-long celebration of food, fashion, music and the World famous indigenous Clarenbridge Oyster!

We invite you to celebrate with us at our Black-Tie event in the Oyster Ball Marquee on Saturday 14th September 2019. You will be greeted on arrival with fine wine while being entertained by a host of well known musical acts including the Late Late Shows Camembert Quartet



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