Seaweed & Abalone Farm Tasting Tour

Galway, Ireland

Experience hosted by Sinead

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Top-rated Host
Sinead's rated 5 stars by 98% of guests.

What you'll do

You'll discover the future of food at our coastal landbased aquaculture farm tucked away amongst the maze of old stone walls in Rossaveel. Guided by Sinead and Cindy, you'll experience the joys of identifying and foraging seaweed along the rugged coastline and enjoy a tour of this modern aquaculture system. We'll provide you with a delicious tasting of fresh seafood dishes that makes use of the seafood grown on the farm as well as fresh wild ingredients foraged from the nearby sea.
Other things to note
For guests travelling without a car, public transport is available by taking the 424 bus to Kieran’s Cross, Rossaveal and private transport can be arranged by contacting John King Minibus Hire on 00353 876977634 or by emailing johnbelclare@yahoo.ie
You'll discover the future of food at our coastal landbased aquaculture farm tucked away amongst the maze of old stone walls in Rossaveel. Guided by Sinead and Cindy, you'll experience the joys of identifying and foraging seaweed along the rugged coastline and enjoy a tour of this modern aquaculture system. We'll provide you with a delicious tasting of fresh seafood dishes that makes use of the seafood grown on the farm as well as fresh wild ing…

What's included

  • Food
    We'll prepare a tasting of abalone and seaweed. Please let us know if you...
  • Drinks
    BYOB if you want to enjoy a beer or glass of wine with your meal

Meet your Host, Sinead

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 155 Reviews
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Sinead is the creator of Mungo Murphy's Seaweed Co. She created him late one night as she was trying to write a story but instead emerged with a business idea. Sinead grew up harvesting seaweed to feed the abalone on her mother's abalone farm; but only after studying law and working at a desk in an office wearing regular work clothes, did she begin to miss the fresh air and lifestyle out West. She now enjoys wearing wellies to work and delights in experimenting with various algae specimens to her hearts content. But then, Sinead has always been a bit of a weirdo.
Sinead is the creator of Mungo Murphy's Seaweed Co. She created him late one night as she was trying to write a story but instead emerged with a business idea. Sinead grew up harvesting seaweed to feed the abalone on her mother's abalone farm; but only after studying law and working at a desk in an office wearing regular work clothes, did she begin to miss the fresh air and lifestyle out West. She now enjoys wearing wellies to work and delights in experimenting with various algae specimens to h…
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$56 per person
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Where you'll be

We'll begin the day with an interactive tour of our wind powered, land based abalone farm, taking you through the history and science of abalone production. Before meeting the abalone and other sea creatures that live on the farm, we'll take a walk along the rocky shore to identify and taste the variety of fresh seaweeds and sea herbs that are in season before returning to the abalone farm for a tour and tasting of the foraged and farmed produce.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 155 reviews.

Gabbi
January 2022
This exceeded our expectations! Must do!! Sinead was so knowledgeable, ethical and fun to listen to! The area was beautiful and we got to try fresh seaweed and hold a sea cucumber!! The food at the end was so so good and it rounded out the unique experience we won’t forget.
Cathal
January 2022
I got this experience for my parents and the thoroughly enjoyed it. Everything from meeting the host Sinead and her mother who were very friendly and enthusiastic to eating there lovely food which they prepped and picked.
Peter
January 2022
An excellent experience with something to offer for everyone! Great insight into the abalone farming process, seashore foraging and culminating in an amazing gastronomic tasting experience of abalone prepared by different methods with complimentary seaweed dishes. Topped off with some strong Irish tea all by the seashore. What more could you want 😁🌊
Grazyna
December 2021
Amazing and unique experience of delicious seaweed and abalone tasting and foraging along with some local knowledge ,and a very cool Abalone farm tour all set on a beautifull shoreline. Highly recommend to anyone. Sinead is great host and made us feel very wecome and looked after.
Peter
December 2021
Really unique, engaging, and educational! Sinead made us both very welcome and it's very literally an experience you wouldn't get anywhere else. Absolutely recommended!
Samantha
November 2021
We booked this experience on a whim, and it was one of our favorite parts of the trip. Sinead is a delight! We really enjoyed learning about the farm and modern issues affecting Ireland from her. The tasting experience was so unique - and delicious! We would happily recommend it to others.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Rain gear, warm clothes, comfortable walking shoes
BYOB if you want some beer or wine with your meal

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.