Shines Seafood Taste & Learn Experience April – May

Minimum Order Quantity: 1

Taste the Atlantic with a Feast for the Taste Buds in Ireland’s largest Fishing port

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Located just a stone’s throw from Killybegs pier in south west Donegal is Shines Seafood. Owned and run by John & Marianne Shine along with their Daughter Ciara Shine this successful seafood business invites visitors for an educational experience in Irish seafood. With the largest port in Ireland on our door step and Irish waters providing an abundance of fresh Irish fish daily, this experience takes visitors into the heart of life in Killybegs and tells us all about the wonderful fruits of the Irish Sea that surrounds our stunning island.

Let the fresh sea air and scents of the ocean welcome you into the Shines Seafoods indoor experience and get your taste buds excited. From the moment visitors enter they will be amazed to discover the delights that the Irish fishing industry have to offer. Be baffled that Irish Tuna, Sardines & Mackerel exist right below your nose. 

After an exciting introduction to the Shine family, their range of Irish retail seafood products and an education in Irish fishing , taste the difference with Irish Tuna, Irish Mackerel and Irish Sardines and learn about the key differences between these and your average supermarket grade products. Prepare to be intrigued by the fascinating information that surrounds the most basic of products we consume every day.


Adults: €17
Kids (12 – 18 years): €5
Under 12’s:  Free

From: 17.00

Wild Atlantic Way
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Immerse yourself into the word that is Shines Seafoods. Lean about the people behind the business, why they do what they do and how they do it.  Lean about the amazing Irish Seafood that we have on the island of Ireland and taste the difference.

Shines Seafoods have a beautiful visual display to explain the entire journey from fish to fork.  

Highlights include: 

  • Location | Killybegs Harbour | tourist destination I south west Donegal I Wild Atlantic Way |
  • West Coast | scenic views on arrival and departure | marine life | bird life |
  • Experiences  | 3 scheduled tours per day  | Pre booking required | 20 – 40 minutes |
  • Family Run | run by the Shine family | 50 years of fishing industry experience |
  • Customer Service | friendly crew | customer focused| Seating available
  • Shopping | option to purchase | prime quality Irish seafood | Merchandise  |Gifts
  • Private Hire | private groups catered for |
  • Parking |  walking distance from all main town car parks and the main pier |
  • Toilet facilities | W.C with disabled access |Wheelchair accessible 

General Information

  • Opening Dates and Times
  • May – September
  • Opening times TBC 
  • Pre Booking Necessary
  • Tickets
      • Online bookings are available online or by calling John 086 8164106
      • Bookings are essential.
  • Parking
    • Parking available in all main town car parks 3-5 mins walking distance from Shines Seafood’s experience
  • Accessibility
      • Wheelchair accessible although steep incline/ decline surrounding entrance (on a hill)
  • Sustainability
    • Proud to be involved in RIO – Oceans Integrity. Shines Seafood’s are the world’s first plastic natural seafood company.


Cancellation Policy for Visitors Experience

Here at Shines, we understand that things don’t always go to plan. In light of this we have tried to make our cancellation policy as user-friendly and fair as possible.

If you need to cancel a booking, please try your best to do so 48 hours before your booked time slot. This will allow us to re advertise the slot and give someone else the opportunity to visit us.

  • Cancellation 48 hours prior will give you a 100% refund.
  • If you have to cancel 24 hours before your time slot, we will give you a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations after this time cannot be guaranteed a refund. Should you need to cancel 24 hours or less before your booked time slot then you must contact us directly by phone.
  • No shows will not receive a refund.