Oyster Farming Tours

Learn about the tradition of oyster farming on the shores of the Wild Atlantic’s Clew Bay.

Please Note: Due to the construction of our new Visitor Centre we have had to limit access to our Seafood Tours for the coming weeks. We expect to restart the tours mid-April but if you need to contact us in the meantime please call 083 0178963.

Located on the shore of the spectacular Clew Bay just minutes from the picturesque town of Westport in county Mayo on the west coast of Ireland lies Croagh Patrick Seafoods. Owned and operated by Padraic Gannon, an oyster farmer for over 30 years, who transformed the family farm into a thriving oyster farm on the shores of the rugged Atlantic.

Forage along the idyllic foreshore at the Gannon’s family farm where Grade A oysters are nurtured by Padraic Gannon. Hear how they grow from seed to table or as we say – ‘from our shore to your door’.  Pick your own oysters directly from the trestles then learn how to shuck & cook as the tour concludes with an incomparable tasting and pairing experience.

Oyster Farm Tour

Scheduled Tours and Private Tours

  • Oyster Farm Tour & Tasting Experience
  • Tour the Gannon family’s working aquaculture farm
  • Hear of Ireland’s tradition of oyster cultivation
  • Grade oysters from seed to table (shore to door)
  • Hand-pick & shuck your own oysters
  • Cooking demo


  • 6 (pick your own) oysters per person
  • Oyster shucking lesson
  • Cooking demo

We have decided to apply the following limits on the regular tour:
Min: 6 people – Max: 10 people. (Tours are subject to minimum numbers)

Duration: 2 hours

Price: €45 pp

Premium Tour (monthly)

Spring Tide VIP tour (once monthly)

  • Personalized extended tour with Padraic Gannon, Oyster Farm owner for over 30 years
  • Unique take-home gift hamper
  • Wine, beer and/or whiskey pairing


  • 6 (pick your own) oysters per person
  • Oyster shucking lesson
  • Cooking demo to include
  • One alcoholic drink per adult
  • Hamper to take home- including shucking knife, smoked salmon, local honey

Min: 5 people – Max: 10 people (Tours are subject to minimum numbers)

Duration: 2-3 hours

Price: €85 pp