Travellers who enjoy experiencing local cuisine and culture during their trips might be interested in booking a ferry to Ireland this year to check out an event on the west coast.
The Galway International Oyster Festival will return from September 22nd to 25th, allowing locals and visitors to take part in a celebration of one of the area's prized natural resources.
Oyster lovers can take ferries from Dublin to Holyhead
with Stena Line
or Irish Ferries
and make their way west to County Galway to visit the festival, which will include a range of events.
One of the highlights is the oyster opening contest, which attracts hundreds of competitors from around the world and is conducted under close scrutiny.
Visitors will also be treated to a street parade, live music, outdoor theatre and much more.
People heading to the destination at other times of the year can see permanent sights and attractions such as the Roman Catholic cathedral and the Galway City Museum.
Other travel options for holidaymakers planning a trip to Ireland include Stena Line's ferries from Fishguard to Rosslare
and the P&O Ferries
service from Liverpool to Dublin.
Posted by Mark Robinson