It’s been a fantastic couple of weeks since we launched our new tour- Sligo Oyster Farm Tour on the 4th of August. Introducing people to the Wild Atlantic Way oyster farmers, tasting oysters which are so fresh and straight from Sligo Bay. It’s a joy working by the bay.
The Sligo Oyster Farm Tour follows on from our popular Town Tour, which was launched two years ago in 2018. The farm tour was always something we intended to launch in 2020 and we didn’t know if we should proceed in the current climate.
Two weeks on and we are delighted with the response.
We were delighted to welcome chef and restauranteur, JP Mc Mahon to launch the tour. He created a special oyster menu for the occasion which went down extremely well with all our guests. The launch evening was a great success and we were thrilled to receive a positive response and grateful to see so many people join us to celebrate our new tour.
We would like to thank you Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, Failte Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way and Wild Atlantic Oysters for all their support. Thank you to the Irish Independent, Sligo Weekender and The Sligo Champion for the support and coverage of our new tour. Plus the support of local craft brewers the White Hag for our launch.
The new Sligo Oyster Farm Tour
The Sligo Oyster Farm Tour showcases Sligo’s stunning coastline and gives visitors an insight into the history of Sligo’s oysters, how they are farmed and the process of cultivation. The tour will uncover the history of oyster harvesting along the Wild Atlantic Way and the various methods that are still used today. Aisling will be your tour guide and will also introduce you to some coastal foraging and show you where edible sea vegetables grow along the coast, such as sea kale and samphire. The tour wraps up with an oyster shucking demonstration followed by an unlimited oyster tasting from our Sligo Oyster Experience Cart.
- The Sligo Oyster Farm Tour runs every Wednesday at 11am and 2pm and takes 1.5 hours. Tickets are €45 per person and includes unlimited oyster tasting. Booking is essential.
- Contact us directly for large group bookings.