Seafood Day

Seafood & Farming Traditions Day


B70_1511Killary Harbour is a dramatic deep fjord that penetrates 12km inland from the Atlantic and into which the lakes and rivers of the Delphi valley drain. It produces what is arguably Europe’s best selection of fresh shellfish within surrounding farm lands that have remained unchanged for generations. 

This day begins with pick up by powerboat at Delphi pier and visiting mussel and oyster farms along the fjord, explaining and demonstrating what is involved, and sampling fresh oysters with a glass of Guinness or white wine. Then follows a scenic walk to a traditional farm to watch a demonstration of sheep shearing, working sheep dogs and turf cutting. On returning to the boat, travel along the fjord to a scenic spot to enjoy a special Delphi picnic lunch before returning to Delphi pier about 4pm. Please contact the office for further details.

Important note: Our “Seafood & Farming Traditions Day” experience is restricted to group bookings over 6/8 persons.

A unique Delphi Experience on Killary Fjord – YouTube Video

Time Activity
10.15 am Pick up at Delphi Pier by Power Boat.
10.30 am Visit to Mussel farm with guided tour and explanation of mussel farming. (purchase mussels & oysters for dinner in lodge) Oyster tasting with glass of Guinness or white wine.
11.30 am Scenic 20 minute walk to Tom Nee’s farm to watch sheep shearing and working sheep dog followed by turf cutting and turf saving demonstration.20 minute walk back to boat.
1.00 pm Scenic picnic lunch perhaps on an island weather permitting. Otherwise at Scuba Dive West.
2.00 pm Site seeing from boat. Short fishing session (30 minutes). Check and bait lobster pots. Hopefully some for dinner.
4.00 pm Drop off  at Delphi PierMinimum group size is 4 persons – prices depending on group size.

 

04/08/2020

158 FOR JULY

Fishing here in Delphi has been very good in July, with 158 salmon landed, which is actually the highest July total since 2006. 78 fish have been landed since my last update, which is a good number, although […]

More

14/07/2020

Normality Slowly Returning

Well, it’s hard to know where to start writing this update. As you all know, it has been a few months since I have sat down and written a blog. Firstly I would like to thank you all […]

More

12/06/2020

Great News from Delphi

We have some exciting news. Our Self Catering Cottages will be open from the 29th of June. Due to the restrictions we are also offering the Lodge for exclusive private rental. You and your group can rent the entire […]

More