Plate of Mussels

We supply the Blue Mussel (Mytulis edulis) – native to Irish waters and the main species cultivated by the Irish aquaculture Industry. This mussel thrives in the cold temperature waters of the Irish coast.

“Most seafood should be simply threatened with heat, and then celebrated with joy.”

Jeff Smith

A Taste Experience

Kelly’s Mussels are renowned and loved for their unique flavour that is both natural and strongly-defined.

Add to this a firm, rewarding texture and its understandable why mussel-lovers come back for more.


The Flavour is in the Growing

Kelly Mussels are farmed mussels – which means we purchase them from mussel farmers.  They use the ‘long line’ method of growing, where the shellfish are placed on ropes that remain suspended in the water, from a long line composed of buoys. They are also grown on ‘mussel rafts’: solid structures from which the mussels hang in the water. This provides the perfect environment for these beauties. Like oysters, mussels are filter feeds – feeding on plankton present in the water. They also filter large volumes of water very efficiently – making them a treasure for the ocean.