Festival Partners


Renvyle House Hotel & Resort.  An family owned historic, country house on the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way on a 150 acre estate with awards for food, service and hospitality.

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens. Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden has so much for all to enjoy. Visit the restored rooms of the Abbey and learn about its history of tragedy, romance, education, innovation and spirituality. Explore the 6 acre Victorian Walled Garden with its delightfully restored garden buildings. Discover woodland and lakeshore walks that will take you on a beautiful journey through our 1,000 acre estate. Great options for dining and shopping

John & Sally McKenna, food writers and champions of Irish food producers.

DK Connemara Oysters. Ballinakill Bay is surrounded by the Connemara hills beside The Connemara National Park. These hills are home to the famous Connemara lamb, their flavour infused by the same flora and nutrients which influence our sandbanks and thus our oysters, giving them their quintessential taste.

Killary Fjord Boat Tours. The view of Killary from the shore is certainly a spectacular one, but taking to the water here gives you a whole new perspective.
Wide sketch cropped green.  Our cruise starts at Nancy’s Point, just West of Leenane Village, on the South side of the Killary. From there we set off towards the the mouth of the Fjord.

Martys Mussel Farm A family run business based in North Connemara, Co. Galway. Marty has been growing mussels since 2000 in the crystal clear waters of Killary Harbour and has now established a purification and packing facility in Renvyle.

Michael Gibbons, Archaeologist. Michael Gibbons is one of Ireland’s leading field archaeologists. Born and raised in Clifden, Connemara where he still lives with his family, Michael is a graduate of University College Galway with a degree in History and Archaeology. He is a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland with thirty years of experience as an archaeologist and completed a 5 year term on the Archaeology Committee of the Heritage Council.

Galway European Region of Gastronomy 2018. Food plays an important role in all our lives. Whether you are a fisherman or a farmer, a food producer or entrepreneur, a restauranteur or a student we all engage with food on a daily basis however do we recognise the abundance of high quality, rich produce we have here on the west coast of Ireland. We produce enough food to feed over 1.5million people which is a testament to our local landscape. We boast over 12,000 farms, 689km of coastline, 52 islands and over 350 restaurants, food is at the epicentre of our daily lives.


Festival Supporters:

J&C Kenny Wine Distributors




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