The new ‘Taste the Atlantic – a Seafood Journey’ oyster exhibition was officially launched yesterday evening by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and Lissadell House. This new exhibition will be displayed in the stable rooms of the beautiful Lissadell House in Co. Sligo.
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This new exhibition follows the successful launch of the ‘Surf Coast’ route of Taste the Atlantic in Lissadell House earlier this year. This dedicated seafood trail, developed by BIM and Failte Ireland aims to educate visitors and Irish consumers as to how our seafood is caught and farmed. From Donegal town to Erris in County Mayo, the Surf coast trail includes five new seafood producers and 14 seafood restaurants and joins the already successful ‘Bay coast’ route launched last year from Erris to Galway Bay with six producers and 28 restaurants.
This new oyster exhibition tells the story of the long tradition of oyster farming on the Wild Atlantic Way that goes back as far as the 1850’s. Attracting more than 50,000 visitors every year, the Taste the Atlantic – a Seafood Journey Oyster Exhibition will further profile the seafood trail and build an appreciation for the provenance and quality of Irish oysters as Richard Donnelly, BIM’s Aquaculture Business Development Manager explains; ‘We, in BIM, are delighted to partner with Constance Cassidy and Eddie Walsh of Lissadell House to develop an informative oyster exhibition that will educate both Irish and International visitors on the provenance and superior craftsmanship involved in farming quality Irish oysters. Worth over €38 million at first point of sale, Irish Oysters are sought after worldwide and it’s an industry we can be very proud of’