Gerry together with his daughter Ciara run their family-owned seafood and oyster trading company. A marine biologist by training, Gerry has worked in the seafood industry for many decades and is passionate about showing travelers how to grow and recognize high quality oysters, their primary seafood product. Ciara joined her father at the company after working for many years doing youth development in Zambia. Gerry and his family are from New Quay, a rural village located on the south shore of Galway Bay in Ireland. It is located at the foothills of the Burren, a world renowned Geopark site with truly unique flora and fauna. This area is known for its clean grade A waters that have produced distinctive and delicious oysters and shellfish for centuries. The pristine water with nutrients fed by underground streams to the sea from the Burren provides nutrients that make these Flaggy shore oysters truly special. Meet Gerry and/or Ciara at New Quay Pier and experience a genuine and entertaining introduction to the world of oysters during this oyster tour and tasting. Learn how oysters are stored in their seawater tanks with continuous fresh seawater pumped from the ocean just outside their windows. Tour their facilities and hear about the history of their family business. Pick your own oysters from their seawater tanks and learn how to shuck them from a professional before you enjoy them with your choice of condiments such as lemon, horseradish or Tabasco sauce. You are welcome to add-on an optional wine pairing for a glass of wine that perfectly complements your oysters. After your tour, feel free to take a few oysters and enjoy them as you walk along the wonderful, scenic Flaggy shore walkway located beside the facility. Experience the wonderful sunsets as you watch the sun go down on Galway Bay and feel truly satisfied!
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County Clare, the adopted home of Eámon de Valera and Brian Boru, is called the Banner County. It is, perhaps, best known outside of Ireland for the splendor of the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. But East Clare also has many places of interest. Feakle was the home of the witch Biddy Early and holds an annual music festival. One of Co. Clare's villages, Doolin, is the music capital of Ireland as well as a jumping-off point for the Aran Islands.
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