The celebration of Killary Mussels took place on the weekend of 29th April – 1st May 2011. On the Renvyle Peninsula in North Connemara. This was the sixth year of the festival. The celebrations included music, dancing, craic, mussel cooking competitions, Demos, walks, talks, theatre and children’s activities. There was also a country market, local art exhibition and mussel cooking competitions to name just a few of the events that took place on the May bank holiday weekend.
Connemara Smokehouse took part on the Sunday of this event. Where Graham hand-sliced a side of Smoked Salmon and explained the traditional smoking methods and techniques on what makes his Smoked Salmon different from all the rest. Also there on the day was Jack Duffy from well known Temple Bar restaurant Elephant and Castle and Gerry Meade from Euro Toques.
Celebrity Cook Along included:
Jimmy Norman,- Galway Bay FM,
Cllr.Thomas Welby (Independent),
Cllr.Sean Kyne (FG)
Fidelma Healy Eames – Senator Galway West (FG.)
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Inspired by the Connemara Mussel Festival and to kick start the festival Máirín Uí Chomáin was there to launch her new book “Irish Mussel Cuisine”. Máirín demonstarated some of her recipes. Celebrities and Local Producers such as Connemara Smokehouse feature in the book.
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