Sligo Oyster Experience Tours

We offer two unique tours with guide Aisling Kelly.

  1. The Sligo Oyster Experience Farm Tour located at the Coney Island Oyster Farm in Strandhill, Sligo.
  2. Private tasting and town tour at the Sligo Oyster Bar in WB’s Coffee House in Sligo Town.

In our online shop, we offer fresh Sligo bay oysters and accessories delivered direct to you or available at our Coffee House. WB’s Coffee House is open for take away (Mon-Fri 9-4pm) at this time due to the current restrictions.

Sligo Oyster Farm Tour

2p.m. every Friday. Private farm tours are available Monday to Friday.
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Enjoy a unique seafood experience, the ​Sligo Oyster Farm Tour​ guided by Aisling. It offers an immersive guided tour and visit to the Coney Island working oyster farm on the shores of Sligo bay, overlooked by the majestic Belbulben and Knocknarea. Sligo is arguably the home of the oyster with​ the Irish word for Sligo ‘Sligeach’ meaning ‘abounding in shells’. The Sligo Oyster Farm Tour showcases Sligo’s stunning coastline and its native oysters with an exclusive tour of a working oyster farm, where you will see oyster beds, how oysters are harvested and it includes a unlimited tasting of the freshest Sligo oysters, straight from the ocean in the courtyard >>

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Private Tasting at Sligo Oyster Bar

In WB’s Coffee House, Stephen Street, Sligo Town. We can accommodate a bubble from 4-10 people. Contact us to book.

Indulge in Sligo Bay Oysters at the Oyster Bar in WB’S Coffee House while you are guided by owner Aisling through the history and current farming methods of harvesting oysters on the Wild Atlantic Way. You will be taught how oysters are harvested and learn the tricks of the trade with an oyster shucking demonstration. Then it’s time to relax with a selection of naked and dressed Oysters with a glass of carefully selected wine to compliment the oysters. The tour includes unlimited oysters with wine. We also have a selection of Sligo Craft Beer and our full Cafe menu also available.

Mussels tasting available on request. Please let us know in advance.

Book Private Town Tour

Visit WB’s Coffee House, Sligo

The coffee house and artisan craft shop is located at 11 Stephen Street, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo Town. The coffee house opened its door in 2014 and inspired Aisling to create the Sligo Oyster Experience. There is a full Cafe menu, deli counter as well our Oyster Bar. We also offer private Oyster tastings.

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Wild Atlantic Oysters from Sligo Bay

We source our Oysters from the Wild Atlantic Oyster company, which represents the oyster producers in Sligo Bay, on Ireland’s North West coast.

Sligo Bay has numerous inlets with ideal conditions for the cultivation of oysters, and has a history of oyster cultivation over two centuries.

The producers specialise in the cultivation of the Pacific oyster species Crassostrea Gigas, which they source from their own shellfish hatchery on the shores of Sligo Bay. The Producers comprise a shellfish hatchery company, located on the shores of Sligo Bay at Lissadell, and three shellfish farming companies.

Reviews

Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding! The oysters were beyond delicious and made such a WOW impact for our guests. Please let me know if I can ever pass along recommendations, though I am sure you are staying very busy! Thank you again for everything!

Brynn Gingas (Melia), CNN Correspondent

Thank you so much Aisling for the wonderful town tour and magnificent oysters this afternoon – best we have ever had!

Maureen & Brian Fryer-Kelsey

Thank you very much for that most enjoyable and interesting tour and oyster feast. We both had a great time and will certainly pass the word along with a high recommendation.

Elma and Paul

I hope you are doing well and remember me and my sister Veronica who visited your shop a few weeks ago and enjoyed delicious oysters!    We had a great time and told everyone in Ireland to eat Sligo oysters!

Visitor from Florida