The Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival is on this weekend. Regarded as the oldest oyster festival in the world, visitors come from home and abroad to sample the oysters and compete in the World Oyster Opening Championship.

In 1993 the festival's guest of honour was entertainer Bob Hope, who sings 'Thanks for the Memories' in Galway's Eyre Square in this RTÉ News report by Jim Fahy on 26 September 1993.