GALWAY IRELAND – BEST OYSTERS IN THE WORLD

GALWAY IRELAND – BEST OYSTERS IN THE WORLD


Hello everyone. Welcome back to day 4 of our Irish Road Trip Adventure. Today we are leaving Galway, heading south to Cork. Along the way we’re going to stop and check out Galway’s famous oyster culture, but before we leave we’re making one last stop here in Galway City. When we travel, we love to check out local designers and get, you know, like a local style for ourselves. So Fall is coming It’s getting a little bit chilly. So we’re going to head over to a place called the Tweed Project, and they’re basically taking traditional Irish tweed, re-imagining it, and coming up with new styles. So we’re going to go over there and check it out Just down this way. Let’s go. Hey, Alex. Nice to meet you. What is the Tweed Project? How did it get started? So…it was a commitment to Irish tweed and Irish linen, and Irish manufacturing and creating a collection that we both admire in a kind of Margaret Holloway, very classic and kind of contemporize the nature of Irish fashion. The only thing that has changed is instead of hand looms, people use electric looms now. It’s still the exact same process that it has been for generations. There is a movement within a certain group of people who are admiring small well produced clothes, ethical fashion, slow fashion. We want to keep it small, you know, a small atelier making beautiful clothes, you know, for life. Well, extremely nice ladies. Cool shop, and probably one of the prettiest houses I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, they were out of the style scarf that we were going for, but no worries, we’re going to be doing some more design content in Dublin. So if we get some style then. For now it’s time to say goodbye to Galway and head down the coast to search for oysters. So we got here. We’re at Moran’s oyster cottage, which is in a 250 year-old thatched house and is the seventh generation of people in the family doing this oyster business. I imagine they do the oyster business right in front of us here. It looks like we’re in a big kind of tidal inlet. It’s called Moran’s on the Weir. So we’re going to eat some lunch, and then go harvesting some oysters ourselves, once the tide drops. Priorities! You are the seventh generation that’s been living and working here, right? That’s correct, yeah It goes back 300 years. It was a pub. It was a house on a moor So Michael, what do we have here today? We have the oysters, of course, right beside me here. I’m really excited to have these the seafood special. This dish it has a little bit of everything: prawns, crab, smoked salmon The brown bread is from the bakery upstairs, baked fresh everyday. Wild clams, garlic crab claws garlic mussels and steamed mussels just done in a white wine. Very simple a little bay leaf, garlic butter, and that’s it. Guys, I’m going to be completely honest oysters are not my favorite food. But, these look really good. I’m going to give it an open mind. Open mind and an open mouth. Exactly Here we go Down the hole. wow That was good, man. Seriously Silence This is some Galway gluttony. I’m loving it. Absolute destruction. Murder Oh my gosh. That was insanity. That was one of the most decadent and delicious seafood feast of my life. So now we’re going to go with Phillip. He’s the manager here. He’s going to take us over to the nearby oyster beds to see just how this environment makes for such perfect oyster harvesting. Nice to meet you. How’s it going? good Nice day for it? Yeah, it’s a nice day. It’s dry. So what are we looking for today? So we’re after I’m going to show you the native oysters here, the native wild flat oyster. We have the Burren to the south. We have Connemara to the north. We have the field of (?) and the hole lot mixing with the Atlantic coming in twice a day, 5 meters up and 5 meters down. Take the oysters themselves and their filtering up to 11 liters an hour. 4 or 5 years to maturity So filtering 11 liters an hour, you really have the essence of the ocean. So you really have something fantastic when you eat it. We’ve got shipments going to Dubai, to Malaysia Singapore and across to the other side then across to Canada. All right. One more for the road, and then we’re down to county Cork.. 3-2-1- Cheers, guys. I’m going to miss this place. We’re coming back. OK, so we’ve just made a B-line from Galway down to Cork County, and we’re going to be here for the next three days. Cork County is the birthplace of Ireland’s food renaissance. It’s big in the slow food movement. And over the next couple of days, we’re going to explore that. We’re starting tonight in Cork City and exploring more tomorrow, as well. So we’re going to check into the Isaac’s Motel and have dinner tonight at their restaurant, the Green Restaurant We’re actually going to have a 7 course tasting, to be exact of all the local, seasonal dishes that they’re creating there, even though we’ve just had a seafood feast. That was a couple hours ago, and we’ve made room for dinner. It’s like when we were kids and our parents had my brother, I said, ” but Mom, Dad. How are you going to have enough love for both of us?” They said, “we just make more room.” and I think the same thing for dinner. How are we going to have more room for that second dinner? You just make more room. Just got to Cork. Pulling up to the Hotel Isaacs. right now. I’m going to go have dinner at the Green’s Restaurant by the waterfall. Where do we park, is the question? That is a question I unfortunately right now cannot answer, Bro. This is nice Nice There’s a fat waterfall in the courtyard , and the restaurant’s right there. Well this is amazing. We literally have a table in this patio with a waterfall coming right down in the middle of the city. It’s a gorgeous location. I’m really excited because Cork is the food capital of Ireland, and we’re going to pop the cork right now with Prosecco and an 8 course tasting menu. We just have to forget about all those oysters and clams and mussels we had for lunch and just start feasting anew. I think when we finish this food marathon, we’re probably going to need to run a real marathon. But, we’ll think about that that later. Later. To three wonderful days in County Cork. Sláinte (Cheers, in Irish Gaelic) This is a little bit of espuma, like foam. Foam of what? Lychee, coconut, and milk Oh. It’s like an explosion in your mouth. Cider sauce with a celeriac slaw and cider jelly and popcorn scratching. Slowly braised veal This is a Spanish Rioja Crianza. Enjoy Oh, that’s great. Well Salud. Salud, hermano! “Es demasiado rico por nosotros.”
(This is too rich for us!) Hey That’s you. Yeah, that’s me. High five on that. Delicious. Amazing meal. Definitely, we were blown away by the food here in Ireland. We have great produce. Unbeleivable Some of the producers, the vegs they are growing they are producing are just unbeleivable It’s really, really nice You’re very humble, though. No, it is true, If you buy the best ingredients it’s very easy to eat good food. So we’re going to go have a night cap across the street at Sheldon’s. Are you going to join us? Yeah, why not? Shelbourne’s. I don’t want to get that wrong Let’s go for it. So we’ve had a lot of Scotch Whisky, American bourbon. Can you tell us what makes Irish Whiskey, Irish Whiskey? Irish Whiskey is special because we make it. You might notice that whiskey in Ireland is spelt with an “e” That’s just to differentiate between everyone else that we’re better. The law in Scotland is that whisky has to be in the barrel for three years; in Ireland it’s three years and one day, just to show that we do a little bit more. Our whiskey is generally triple distilled We don’t we’re not as peaty as a Scotch Irish Whiskey is a lot more accessible to tourist to drink. I think a lot smoother and much tastier whiskeys in general. Is it true you guys have a 96 or 100 something. We have more than 110 different Irish whiskeys. Have you had them all? I actually am the only person to have them all.. No way Yeah. How’s your liver doing? My liver’s OK. I space them out I don’t drink all the time, but I do like my whiskey. You grew that moustache for drinking 100 something whiskeys? That’s the only reason I have my moustache because of whiskey Well, it’s been a really insane, decadent day and it’s fun. We’re going to sign it out because if not you have whiskey to drink. We do Guys, if you like the video, don’t forget to give it a thumbs-up, share it with your friends, and subscribe to Vagabrothers for travel videos every Tuesday and Thursday and we’ll see you guys tomorrow, food tour of Cork. In the meantime, remember to stay curious, keep exploring, and we’ll see you guys on the road. Sláinte! Cheers.

98 thoughts on “GALWAY IRELAND – BEST OYSTERS IN THE WORLD”

  1. Awesome job u guys doing keep it up, i rofl with the comment «u a beautiful gay couple…. we are brothers» greets !!!

  2. I get so excited to see your videos in my subscription box! Not only do you provide amazing content that is amazingly prepared and shot. I always feel like I learn something new and it always makes me hungry!
    Are you looking for an intern hehe 😉

  3. So excited that you're in Ireland! It's so amazing to see people showing all the different parts of Ireland and what it's really like here! So excited to see the Dublin videos 🙈👍🏻💙

  4. Vagabrothers, Awesome and well thought out Video as always!
    For any VAGA Fans out there looking for MORE?! My names Houston, I'm from Canada, and I make weekly travel + adventure Vlogs! I'm currently traveling through South East Asia and Loving it! I'd love to welcome some of you guys over to my channel and hear what you guys think! 🙂

  5. great as always, would love to see the map animations though, gives the viewers a visual idea of where you are in the world with precision, thanks for the great content!

  6. Loving the Irish culture they preserve and maintain as well as their pride, it's very uplifting to see compared to the disassociation and in some cases lack of identity England can have

  7. I have to say my favorite part of all your videos is when you guys feature the local cuisine. Great job as always! I know how hard you guys work and I'm glad to see you plugging away around the world!

  8. Good work on this series, guys – great how you involved the locals telling their stories which pushes it to another level (not mentioning the work you put into filming). Great to see your channel grow as fast. Well deserved!

  9. Loved these series cause I adore Irish culture, their music and mythology mostly and the landscapes are incredibly beautiful! I wish youtube had a tasting feature I would gladly have had some of that good old Irish whisky =) Saludos amigos!

  10. Where do you get the music?
    Or does someone know a cool website to download Creative Commons music to use on YouTube videos? I need chill and groovy music in the style the vagabrothers or other travel vloggers use. I've tried the YouTube Audio Library and found some songs but I need more.. It's hard to find good CC music.

  11. Seriously lads ye are killing it…. ye are managing to capture the real Ireland – none of the twee stuff we sometimes see on travel videos…. Not sure how ye are going to recover from eating so much good food though haha 😉 I am feeling stuffed looking at ye! 😉

  12. I've been to greene's restaurant !!!! So delicious ! love all your adventure vlogs especially the ones from Ireland as I can relate !!

  13. Do you guys recommend driving in Ireland? I'm planning a trip in 2017 (these videos have been so helpful btw) and I've only ever driven in North America….just wondering what it's like haha

  14. not sure if you just couldn't make out the word or couldn't spell it but he said "the Fields Of Athenry" Very famous has a song dedicated to them

  15. Next time you come to Morans let me know! I work there;) could show you Kilcolgan Castle, I know the owners, and also Tyrone house across from Morans which is an old landlords house that is supposedly haunted :p You should come during the Galway Arts Festival in July which is such a lovely time in Galway it becomes so much more lively and the theatre and art and performance scene comes to life!

  16. hey guys, i really like the videos on ireland! i was just wondering where do you guys find tour guides that caters to a small group such as yourselves?

  17. Lads, new subscriber to your channel, great production! What's the Irish music track that you played around 7:40 mins…love it!

  18. When you guys travel, how do you find the places that you go to (like the tweed-making atelier and the oyster harvesters)? Do you read travel books or is it word of mouth?

    Love your videos! I've been watching so many to plan for my first solo trip in Europe!

  19. Awesome job, you two. I'm heading back in September and you've made me reconsider my itinerary. I'm leading a group of 9, inclusive… friends from high school and college. I also do a little blog for my family members that cannot travel. How do you get the drone footage? Do you take your own or do you rent while there?

  20. I personally love oysters. They are one of my top 5 favorites in seafood next to Maine Lobster, Flounder, Rainbow Trout, and Catfish.

  21. how did you guys get to see the oyster bay's and harvest? is this something they offer other travellers?

  22. Loved every moment of the video, specially the last whiskey moments. I know why you guys did ended the video there, its Irish Whiskey effects. Love from India. Moving to Ireland soon.

  23. I cannot believe your videos of your time in Ireland have so little views as they are simply the best I have ever seen on the Emerald Isle- you really should try to promote them in some way! Super enjoyable and informative…and after watching this vid a few times I still do not understand how you both ate so much in 1 day!!!!!

  24. I was in Galway last week and I absolutely loved it. We did the cliffs of moher tour as well and stopped by Doolin. We were visiting from Canada 🇨🇦

  25. This is cool…if you like Ireland & oysters you should check out this, it's a great watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EinKykhfcU8&t=321s

  26. Agree, the Galway Flat Oysters are the best 👌 Love to come to Moran's. Thanks a million for your video!

  27. Guys, thanks for all the food tips, but do you do any videos with OTHER touristy things…typical places to visit, with your special insight?

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