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About Paddy Burke’s

Famous worldwide for its gourmet selection of succulent oysters and delicious Atlantic seafood, Paddy Burkes Oyster Inn offers a taste of luxury in cosy and intimate surroundings.

Steeped in local history, Paddy Burkes is named after the man who first introduced and sold oysters in the area. Paddy Burkes also hosted the first Clarinbridge Oyster Festival in 1954, with oysters, music, drink and craic galore.

Located eight miles south of Galway on the Limerick Road, The Oyster Inn attracts visitors from all around the world. Boasting a star-studded international clientele, names from the visitors’ book include Princess Anne and Princess Margaret, comedian Billy Connolly, Hollywood stars John Travolta, Roger Moore, Michael Caine and musicians Elton John and Joan Baez.

Paddy Burkes Oyster Inn has successfully retained its old world charm with stone walls and timber fittings and furniture. Today the inn caters for up to 150 diners, and hosts the Clarinbridge Festival annually in September.

about paddy burke's GalwayHoused in a building dating back to c. 1650 and steeped in local history, Paddy Burke’s is named after the man who first introduced and sold oysters in the area.  Paddy Burke’s also hosted the first Clarenbridge Oyster Festival in 1954; with oysters, music, drink and craic galore being the order of the day.

“If you’re not in the mood to get right down to work, have a dozen deep shells with a pint of Guinness from our friend Paddy Burke” Thus, the entry in the visitors book of Paddy Burke’s, penned by a Mr Vickernan in April of 1959.  That little book is crammed with the names of the famous, the titled, the infamous and the plain disreputable and it neatly distils over 30 years of the history of one of Ireland’s most famous hostelries.

We cater for gatherings of all occasions – choose your location to host your next event – either in our dining & bar areas, the Clarin Room or on the outside deck.  We can also come to you providing you with our private catering services.

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