Opening Night

Friday 23rd Sept 2022, 7pm till late

Venue: Galway City Centre
Ticket Price: €45
Ticket Includes: A drink and the choice between a taster plate of oysters or a seafood dish.


With fantastic live music, mouthwatering seafood and the high-octane excitement of the National Oyster Opening Championship, Friday night at the International Oyster and Seafood Festival is guaranteed to get your weekend off to a cracking start!


Join us from 7pm for an evening of eating, drinking, dancing and craic!

As the sun goes down over the iconic views of Galway’s famed Long Walk, the Irish hopefuls from across the country will take to the main stage to vie for the chance to lift the Irish Oyster Opening Cup and qualify for a place in the World Competitions.


Our MC will be on hand to introduce you to the competitors and keep you up to speed on the competition rules as the Irish entrants shuck for their lives!

Live music throughout the evening is sure to get you up and out on the dance floor and when you need to break for sustenance we’ve got you covered with a mouth watering choice of oyster and seafood options, as well as a full bar.

Your ticket for Friday night includes a free drink (wine, beer or soft drink) and a taster plate of oysters or a seafood dish (please note that non-seafood and vegan options are available), additional food and drink may be purchased all evening.