“Kelly Oysters produce both the Gigas (rock) and Edulis (native) species. They are one of the few remaining operations that do, and thank goodness for that. The sharp, unmistakable mineral quality of the Native sang out immediately. The texture was brilliantly firm, chewy, and full of life."

Julie Qui

A famed Oyster Blogger, Julie has listed Kelly Oysters in her top 5 favourite oysters

“Legendary native oysters from the West coast of Ireland – believed by many to be the best tasting oysters in the world.”

Rick Stein

Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur and TV Presenter, Padstow, England

“Kelly Oysters are some of the best in the world, and a personal favourite. A pleasure to shuck open and a treat to serve in my restaurants. I can buy oysters for less but I need to deliver quality and consistency all the time for my customers.”

Patrick McMurray

Restaurateur – Toronto, Canada; World Championship Oyster Shucker 2002, Guinness Book of World Record holder of 38 oysters opened in 1 minute.

“Many times I get asked ‘if you had one last meal on earth, what would it be?’ And every time, without hesitation, I say ‘I’m not sure about the main course but I’ll start with a plate of Kelly’s Native Oysters from Galway.’ I am a lover of oysters and I have eaten them all over the world, but Kelly Oysters are without a doubt the best I have ever tasted.”

Clodagh McKenna

Chef, Food Writer and Television Presenter

“When visitors come to Moran’s from all over the world, they expect the world’s best oyster – that is why I always serve Kelly Oysters.”

Michael Moran

Restaurateur, Galway, Ireland; Six-time Irish Champion, twice European Champion and World Champion 2006

“I have always insisted the oysters are hand-packed with the deep shell down to retain their wonderful juice and are ready for delivery direct to the restaurant.”

Patrick McMurray

Restaurateur – Toronto, Canada; World Championship Oyster Shucker 2002, Guinness Book of World Record holder of 38 oysters opened in 1 minute.