Westport Seafood Festival 20th – 22nd September 2019

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The Tower’s Seafood Festival 2019
The Tower’s Bar & Restaurant is proud to announce our inaugural Seafood
Festival from Friday 20th. until Sunday 22nd. September. It’s sure to be a fantastic weekend
for foodies, seafood lovers, live music fans, and families – something for everyone!
Tom Bourke the proprietor of the Tower’s will be pleased to welcome you all. He says: ‘we
really wanted to give something back to the local community, to bring people together, and to
celebrate the richness of the sea and our maritime heritage here at Westport Quay. The
Tower’s is all about promoting fresh quality seafood dishes, and we hope you’ll try some
Moule Eclades, some Oyster & wine tasting pairings, Chef Jack Duffy’s famous seafood
paella, and enjoy some great entertainment!’
All the events for the weekend will be centred around a large Festival Marquee in our
fabulous beer garden.
The weekend kicks off on the Friday evening with a talk from Bronagh Joyce of the Clew Bay
Heritage Centre on the infamous ‘Clew Bay Disaster’ of 1894 followed by a guided walk of
the Quay’s intriguing maritime history. We’re then proud to present Jeremy Ossard of French
Market Ltd. who will be presenting a live oyster and wine pairing demonstration (a ticketed
event). The evening kicks back with lush jazz from famous Westport trio ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’.
On Saturday we will have a packed festival programme: with seaweed foraging at Roonagh
Pier, a foreshore clean-up at Westport Quay with our partners Westport Tidy Towns, with the
highlight undoubtedly being the ‘Moule Eclades & Wilbur Mussels’ live cooking demonstration
with Sean Coyne from Connemara. We will have live music Saturday night to party away too!
On Sunday (the last day of the festival), we will have more of a family-feel to the day with
some fun & creative activities for the children, well-known Chef Jack Duffy cooking his
famous seafood paella in the afternoon, and a speedy oyster competition with a difference
(ticketed event), and a cracking band in the evening (details to be announced!)
Our charity partner for the festival will be the Westport Lions Club
(www.westportlionsclub.com) and we will be donating a share from the proceeds of the live
oyster & wine pairing event on the Friday evening – so
book your tickets now!
So, save the date in your diary now, and get on down to
the Tower’s!
***the full schedule is attached to this press release***

Please note that a full festival programme is up on our
website (www.thetowersbar.com), with updates on our
social media pages – Facebook & Instagram.
Or ring the Tower’s on 098 24844 – especially if you would
like to book in for our ticketed events.

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