Irish Mussel Cuisine

This is a unique Irish cookery title inspired by the Connemara Mussel Festival which takes place at Paddy Coyne’s pub in Tully Cross on the Renvyle peninsula every May Bank Holiday weekend. Recipes selected by both the author Máirín Uí Chomáin and established chefs from the region.

Full colour production. Beautiful food photography by Connemara based photographer Aoife Herriott.

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Máirín Uí Chomáin

Connemara native Máirín Uí Chomáin is a former chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, an active member of the Slow Food movement, and holds an honorary MA from NUI Galway in recognition of her commitment to home economics.

Máirín is the author of Irish Mussel Cuisine (2011) and Irish Oyster Cuisine (Gourmand World Cookbooks Award 2004; Food & Wine magazine Food Book of the Year 2005). Broadcaster and writer Monty Halls described Máirín as ‘the high priestess of all matters pertaining to shellfish… A larger than life figure with the warmest of smiles and gentlest of accents.’