DK Connemara Oysters
DK Connemara Oysters
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Oysters have been farmed in Ballinakill Bay, Connemara since 1893. Visitors see how oysters grow from seed to plate and learn about the fascinating history of the farm. A demonstration of the techniques and practices of oyster farming explains how oysters like wine take their taste from the bay they are grown. Visitors are invited to participate in grading, weighing, shucking and tasting the unique flavour of a Connemara Oyster grown in Ballinakill Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way. You can book on a scheduled public tour or a private experience. We are a working farm and offer an authentic hands on experience, in a unique environment. All our guides work on the farm and we are now open for daily tours and tastings
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Dermot F
Galway, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Paul gave us an in depth account of growing oysters and the dedication of the lads in managing the beds to produce the wonderful oysters. It was excellent. The best part was the sampling of the fruit of their labour - the best we've ever tasted.
Highly recommend you include this on your plans in Connemara.
Written November 20, 2021
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Francois T
Athlone, Ireland22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Very instructive visit, David made the explanations very clear and interesting.
Learnt a lot about the Irish oysters industry and oyster in general.
The oyster tasting is probably the best advertisement for the quality of product. Hard to resist buying a few dozens after that.
Written June 13, 2021
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chiaranna
Modena33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This was a complete surprise visit that we booked for by a chance meeting and it turned out to be one of the best diversions ever taken. We both adore oysters and I was actually surprised at my ignorance of oyster farming. Really lives up to its own description. It is without doubt a risky and labour intensive business, We shall never look or taste another oyster again as before our tour!
Written September 20, 2019
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Thanks a million and delihhted you enjoyed it David
Written September 21, 2019
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lea1188
Cork, Ireland12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Business
We had a great time visiting the oyster farm. David gave us a really friendly and interesting tour. The spot is stunning and the oysters tasty!
Written October 4, 2018
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Thankyou
Written October 6, 2018
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edward170
Cheltenham, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
...or even if you have, this is a worthwhile experience. David gives a deep insight into oyster farming at the very modest "factory" from where he is gradually rebuilding a business into over 100 hectares of historic oyster cultivation. Book ahead and try to time your visit to coincide with a low spring tide or there's not much you will actually see of the oyster beds - or nets-on-trestles as they are in practice.
Written August 29, 2018
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Thanks Edward and don't forget we can deliver oysters to the UK with 48 hours of ordering
Written August 30, 2018
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Iris
Blackrock, Ireland81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
We had delicious oysters from David at his stand in Dublin today. Excellent value for such a treat. Thank you.
Written January 28, 2018
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Hi Iris, Delighted you enjoyed them & hopefully you enjoyed the rest of the show. You can buy more of our oysters online & we can deliver to your home anywhere in Ireland or the UK. Thanks again
Written January 30, 2018
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Jenniferjuniper69
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
We enjoyed a hugely interesting tour of the Connemara Oyster Farm this week. Situated in the stunning scenery of Connemara we were treated to an educational and entertaining insight in to the world of an oyster and oyster farm. Thanks to David who looked after us all very well.
Written August 13, 2017
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Thank you for your kind words & delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us so much.
Written August 15, 2017
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Jennifer F
Pittsburgh, PA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just finished up our tour with Paul and had an amazing time learning about the history of the farm, how they ensure that the oysters are the best possible quality, and the process that is needed to grow the perfect oyster. Paul was super friendly and informative, he shucked our first couple oysters and then taught us how to shuck our own. Super high quality and we enjoyed them so much that we went straight to Veldeshons Seafarer restaurant to eat a dozen more. Highly recommend this experience!
Written May 31, 2023
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Min C
Belfast, United Kingdom51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
This is located in a secluded area of Connemara. The tour took one hour and the guide was very knowledgeable. We also got oysters at the end of the tour to taste. All in all, an enjoyable experience.
Written July 14, 2021
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Jaimy
Amsterdam, The Netherlands153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This tour is great, it takes about 1 hour and starts each day at 11 AM and 4 PM. If you can do try and call beforehand because they might be busy with orders as it’s a small business. Costs are €25 per person but you do get to taste a couple of the freshest oysters you ever had, learn to chuck them yourself and support a local business! Oh and the drive up there is beautiful as well.

The tour itself is very informative. It takes you around the farm and you get to see how much work goes into creating the perfect oyster. Hard work and tough conditions sometimes, it’s good to realise that before you enjoy the oysters and makes you appreciate them even more.

If you want you can also directly buy some fresh oyster at the farm. Was nice to see them being sold in the local Clifden supermarket as well! Good luck with the business!
Written July 14, 2019
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Many thanks Jaimy. Delighted you enjoyed yourselves Regards David
Written July 15, 2019
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