Bord Iascaigh Mhara in partnership with Failte Ireland launched a new visitor attraction on the ‘Taste the Atlantic – a Seafood Journey’ trail to celebrate Ireland’s rope mussel
industry. ‘The Mussel House’ overlooking Kenmare Bay tells the story of an industry which began in the early 1970’s which is now valued at €6.5 million. The modern and sustainable rope-grown mussel industry is concentrated in the South West of Ireland and produces almost 10,000 tonnes of mussels grown on special ‘long lines’ for both the Irish and export market each year.
Pictured are Marie Healy, Project Officer, Wild Atlantic Way, Failte Ireland; Jim O’Toole, BIM CEO and Angela and Carl Daly of Kenmare Seafoods t
The Mussel House is located adjoining the renowned Helen’s Bar on Kilmackilogue Pier which serves fresh mussels harvested only 1 kilometre away in Kenmare Bay by local husband and wife team, Carl and Angela Daly of Kenmare Bay Seafoods.