Marine Biologist Gerry

thirty-five years of experience combined with produce that comes from EU Grade A water

Prepare yourself for delicious Flaggy Shore Oysters, that come from three small bays on the coast of Co. Clare.

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Tell us a bit about Redbank Food Company

I am a marine biologist by profession and work together with my daughter Ciara, who grew up in the business. 

We have over thirty-five years of experience in exporting fine shellfish from the west of Ireland, supplying some of the finest restaurants and importers around the globe. Our expert knowledge of good shellfish allows us to select for our customers only the best oysters, mussels and clams, and we pride ourselves on our ability to pack to requirement. All of our produce comes from EU Grade A water, carries EU approved Health Certification and is packed in a fully EU certified and approved premises.

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What makes your Oysters so special

The oysters come from three small bays on the coast of Co. Clare, where the surrounding karst landscape of the Burren allows the abundant rainfall trickle down through the rocks, creating underground channels of freshwater down in the bay.

These channels bring all of the nutrients of the Burren with them into the bay, and into our oysters. This is what we feel give them their unique flavour.

Flaggy Shore Dainties are smaller oysters, harvested earlier and held until ready for dispatch. They are a smaller size shell, but pack a lot of flavour.

Upon harvesting and up until dispatch, we keep the oysters in our holding tanks between the three bays, located by New Quay pier. EU Grade A water from the Aughinish Bay is pumped in daily on the incoming tide, and released on an outgoing tide. This replicating the natural movements of tide as much as possible. The oysters themselves have a crisp, fresh taste. They’re delicious just by themselves or with a little squeezed lemon or Tabasco sauce.

Where do you sell your products

Our premises are in New Quay, Co. Clare. We like you to visit us here, where we are in a beautiful place right next to the sea. We also sell fresh Seafood Baskets online you can find us at special events at our Pop Up Flaggy Shore Oyster Bar.

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