We welcome the newest members to Good Food Ireland, Achill Oysters. Hugh O’Malley who grew up on Achill Island, farms these delicious delicacies on the island and processes and packages them in Ennis, Co. Clare.
Achill Island in Co. Mayo is a diverse and magical place, where tall sea cliffs meet golden beaches, where pastures and meadows neighbour rolling green hills and remote mountainsides. The magic of this beautiful island on the Wild Atlantic Way has never left Hugh O’Malley, owner of Achill Oysters. Memories of a boyhood spent fishing off the island from a currach with his father and grandfather have long lived in the mind of the man who spent an idyllic childhood in one of Ireland’s most beautiful spots.
Today Hugh divides his time between farming oysters in Achill, and processing and packaging them in Ennis in Co. Clare. His love of seafood, which was first indulged as a child when he helped his father and grandfather catch salmon and lobster, is the basis of the business of farming the finest Pacific oysters.
Achill Oysters have caught the attention of big name chefs and oysters lovers all over Ireland. Oysters connoisseurs love them for their fresh sea salt and peaty taste, infused from the sandy boggy beach where they are farmed.
We welcome our newest member Achill Oysters to the Good Food Ireland network, just in time for Valentine’s Day, when oysters are the aphrodisiac food of the season! Hugh’s oysters are packaged in a traditional wooden casket and can be sent anywhere in Ireland by courier. A beautiful gift for the oyster lover in your life this February 14th!
Like to know more about Achill Oysters? Read our review here.