Michael Kelly started selling oysters from his beds at Kilcolgan, on Ireland’s west coast nearly 60 years ago, and now the business is run by his sons, Diarmuid and Michael who continue the tradition of harvesting by hand to ensure absolute freshness. The succulent oysters are then packed in seaweed and sent to restaurants and superior food outlets around Ireland and the world.
The Kelly’s grow the famous Edulis variety, better known as the Galway Flat Oyster, which is in season from September to April and unique to the region. The Gigas variety is also available all year round.
Taste of Kelly’s at Home: You can welcome the unique taste of Kelly Oysters into your home and taste the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way’s freshness at your table – or send an indulgently-delicious gift to a friend or loved one. Our online shop makes it so easy – simply choose from our selection of fresh baskets and boxes.
Minimum order for delivery €35
No minimum order for Click & Collect
Flat Rate Delivery €10
Experience: Oyster Tour and tasting: A guided walk down the rugged seashore to the world-renowned family oyster beds where you will hear first-hand how the oyster has played such a pivotal role in the lives of the local community in Galway Bay for thousands of years. Learn and see for yourself how modern-day oyster farming is carried out. Visitors will be shown expertly how to open/shuck an oyster.
Then enjoy the taste of this wonderful mollusc right on the shore with oysters plucked straight from the waters of the Wild Atlantic and savour the delights of their wonderful flavour while listening to the sounds of this unique environment
Duration – 1 hour 15min.
Following Government Public Health advice, and to offer visitors the best possible experience, we are only offering private tours at this time to members of the same household or groups travelling as a family unit.
Our rates are the same at €35 per person but a minimum charge of €140 will be required to run a tour. Please email us well in advance to arrange a visit. Kelly Oysters are happy to welcome oyster fans and enthusiasts to the farm but please remember that as a working oyster farm we schedule tours around the routines of the tides and employees.
(No toilet on site (nearest Kilcolgan 7km)