Irish Abalone

Irish Fisheries Board

Welcome to Connemara Abalone - Premium Organic Irish Abalone

Connemara Abalone

Connemara Abalone is an aquaculture company in the west of Ireland that is 100% dedicated to the cultivation of abalone. Our abalone are born and reared in a state-of-the art aquaculture farm on the austere rocky shoreline where the Atlantic Ocean meets Galway Bay. We specialize in growing the premium Japanese species known as Ezo (latin name haliotis discus hannai).

Abalone are a highly-prized shellfish delicacy, especially now that they have become scarce in most countries around the world where they used to be plentiful.

Having been introduced to Ireland in the 1980s, abalone are now farmed commercially by several producers in Ireland, including Connemara Abalone in Galway and TowerAqua in Cork.

We are pleased now to offer our mature organic abalone for sale to discerning customers around the world who know and appreciate the special qualities of Ezo abalone. (See our orders page for details).

Our Team

Cindy O’Brien (Founder and Managing Director): Cindy manages the day-to-day operations of the farm. She has over 20 years experience working in aquaculture, starting with a B.Sc. in Marine Biology from California State University at Long Beach in 1988. She also worked for 6 years at the University of Miami’s..... Read More>>

Our Location

We are located near Rossaveel Co. Galway only 50 km from Galway city centre. Our location allows for easy access to all natural resources needed for the cultivation of abalone Map >> map

Abalone Farming

Ablone in tanks The secret of successful aquaculture can be simply stated: clean water, good food, and a comfortable environment. We can provide all this through a combination of location and technology. We are located in an area where the ocean water is naturally pure and our abalone’s favourite seaweed (palmeria palmata and laminaria) is abundant. We use the very latest re-circulation technology to keep our animals safe and warm in a controlled environment in on-shore tanks.. Read More>>