The Connemara Foodie Experience
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Connemara Abalone, Ballinahown Industrial Estate, Rossaveal, Galway,
Ms Sinead O'Brien
The Connemara Foodie Experience, takes you to the heart of Connemara to taste the finest and freshest produce of the region in a beautiful, wild and rugged environment.
The tours include a bus pick up from selected hotels in Galway city and drop off at hotels or the train station in Galway city at the end of the day.
‘The Great Connemara Foodie Adventure’
This tour begins with a bus pick up from hotels in Galway city. You will then be brought to Connemara Abalone in Rossaveal, a boutique abalone farm situated in an idyllic location on the shores of Galway Bay. There you will be shown around the land based aquaculture farm to see how the abalone, sea cucumbers and sea urchins are cultivated. Following the tour, a luxurious meal of locally sourced and top quality seafood delicacies will be served including abalone, lobster, prawns, monkfish and sea-cucumber.
After the seafood meal, you will be brought to the site of Independent Brewing in Carraroe where you will be given a detailed walk through the brewing process, from raw materials to packaging. You will also be given a rare opportunity to taste the beer at the different stages of its development. After the guided tour, you can enjoy a sampling of the beers paired with a selection of locally sourced cheeses.
Following a scenic drive through Connemara, you will arrive at Uncle Matt’s Farm in Oughterard to learn all about vegetable growing using organic principles. Once the guided walk through the farm is complete, you will then be served an early supper consisting of the fresh produce that is carefully grown on the farm, followed by a choice of tea or coffee and a slice of cake.
‘The Aran Island and SeaFoodie Experience’
This tour begins at Rossaveal harbour where the bus will bring you to catch the ferry to Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands. Once on the island, you can explore at your leisure the ancient ruins and scenery and immerse yourself in the history, geology and natural beauty of the island.
After an afternoon of exploration, you will be met at Rossaveal harbour and brought to the land based aquaculture farm of Connemara Abalone to be served a luxurious meal of fresh and local artisan delicacies.
Th Connemara 'SURF TO TURF' Self-Driving Foodie Adventure
Mungo invites you to embark on a driving tour of Connemara to see and to eat your way through the two contrasting sides of the region. From the rugged, austere landscape by the sea at Connemara Abalone in Rossaveal, to the lush, fertile grounds at Uncle Matt's Farm in Oughterard.
12:00 Tour of Boutique aquaculture farm at Connemara Abalone
13:00 Lunchtime Seafood Feast at Connemara Abalone
15:00 Tour of Uncle Matt's Farm
16:00 Farmhouse Supper at Uncle Matt's Farm
Visitors will need to arrange their own transportation and upon arriving at Connemara Abalone, will be supplied with a map of the tour route marking out petrol stations and beauty spots along the way.
The single ticket price for this tour is €50.00
Groups of between 10 and 20 members will receive a percentage point discount per member.