Foxford Mussel Festival
Next up is something a little less well known but definitely well worth checking out. This inaugural festival runs from 26th – 28th of October. Its purpose is not only to sample some delicious mussels but also to allow people to experience the music, art, and culture of this charming Mayo town. If you haven’t been before, Foxford is located in the north of the county Mayo. It enjoys some of the most stunning scenery in the county.
Many of the mussels provided for the festival come from Killary Fjord Shellfish. Throughout the weekend they’ll be supplying some of the world-famous blue shell mussels. From moules mariniere to seafood chowder Chef Kathleen will showcase the best ways to cook these sumptuous treats. The whole weekend will feature a number of great events such as cooking demos, foraging suggestions and plenty of live music.