What’s involved in the experience?
The Sligo Oyster Experience begins with a short, scenic walk over Hyde Bridge where you can admire the Garavogue River which flows to Sligo Bay and feeds the oyster beds. Your guide, Aisling will direct you to the famous WB Yeats statue where you will hear stories of summers spent by William Butler Yeats here in Sligo. Learn the history of our native oysters which grew in Sligo and Rosses Point. You will then visit WB’s Coffee House where Aisling will guide you through the history of oyster harvesting on the Wild Atlantic Way and how these methods have continued or adapted today. Learn the tricks of the trade with an oyster shucking demonstration and take photos of your experience at the oyster bar. Indulge in Sligo Bay Oysters as a selection of naked or dressed Sligo Bay Oysters are freshly prepared for you. The oysters are served with a glass of crisp white wine, which have been carefully selected to compliment the oysters. Local Sligo Craft Beer also available.
The experience is available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday departing Sligo Tourist Office on O’Connell Street at 5 p.m. and proceeding to WB’s Coffee House, 11 Stephen Street, Sligo.
Adults are €20 each. Children are free of charge.
Booking is essential for the guided experience. By completing the contact form below or call us on 071-9141883. For large groups at least 24 hours advance notice is required.
Oyster Menu at WB’s Coffee House (no booking required)
You can also visit WB’s Coffee House between 3-6 p.m. Thursday- Saturday to enjoy our Sligo oyster menu and browse our artisan craft shop. WB’s Coffee House and artisan craft shop is open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 6pm on Saturday.