Oyster Farming Tours

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

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
  • Fresh oyster tasting experience


  • 6 (pick your own) oysters per person
  • Oyster shucking lesson
  • Fresh oyster tasting experience

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: 90 minute tour

Price as follows:

Daily Tours:
€35 p.p. includes 6 (fresh or grilled) oysters per person

Children: under 16 €20, under 10 free

Time: 12 noon Daily

Spring Tide VIP tour (once 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
  • One alcoholic drink per adult
  • Hamper to take home – including shucking knife, smoked salmon, local honey

Duration: 2-3 hours

VIP Spring Tide Tour (Once monthly):
€65 p.p. includes extended walking tour through the oyster beds, expanded tasting experience, gift basket.

Once monthly, these Spring Tide VIP Tours are lead by the farmer himself – Padraic Gannon. Hear his story directly from the man who moved the family business from the land to the sea. Hear how Padraic’s practice of ‘husbandry’ nurtures his oysters from seed to table or as we like to say – from Shore to Door.

We invite you to harvest, shuck, prepare and enjoy your oysters in our tasting room overlooking Clew Bay’s idyllic shores.

This VIP Experience is punctuated with live traditional Irish music performed by a member of the Gannon family. Each VIP receives a take home gift hamper at the conclusion of the tasting and pairing experience.

2024 dates:

  • 10th of March @ 12:00pm
  • 7th or April @ 12:00pm
  • 8th of May @ 12:00pm
  • 6th of June @ 12:00pm
  • 5th of July @ 12:00pm
  • 4th of August @ 12:00pm
  • 3rd of September @ 12:00pm
  • 2nd of October @ 12:00pm
  • 1st of November @ 12:00pm