At a small inlet on Galway Bay the perfect combination of pristine seas and clean, fresh water provides the ideal habitat for oysters to feed and thrive. It is here that the Kelly family harvests oysters that have been described by top chefs as “the best flavoured in the world”.

The demand for Kelly Galway oysters is high, but it is testament to the family’s stewardship of their beds that there is a sustainable supply without the need to farm intensively. Indeed, with a lineage that can be traced over 1000 years to the first kings of Connacht, the Kelly’s long and proud connection to the sea and land is perhaps why they have a complete understanding and affinity with this part of Ireland and the fine oysters that grow so well here.