Representative Tu attends the 2017 Dalkey Lobster Festival.

On 16th August 2017, Representative Simon S.K. Tu and Mr. Frank Lu; Chairman of the Taiwan-Ireland Association, attended the 2017 Dalkey Lobster Festival. In discussions with Irish importers and exporters present at the Festival, Representative Tu and Mr. Lu gained a valuable insight into Ireland’s seafood industry. A seaside suburb of Dublin City, Dalkey has a long and rich history and has been home to many famous Irish writers and celebrities. A popular tourist hotspot, notable landmarks include the Church of the Assumption, Killiney Hill, and Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre.

Representative Tu and Mr. Lu visited the Festival to meet with local businesspeople, fishermen and restaurateurs to help understand Ireland’s seafood industry. The festival attracted thousands of people with local shops and restaurants displaying their products alongside a vibrant programme of cultural performances. Representative Tu and Mr. Lu also discussed Taiwan-Ireland relations and the promotion of Taiwan’s business and culture in Ireland. Plans were agreed upon to expand the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, the National Day flag-raising ceremony, the Mandarin Chinese Speech Contest and the Dragon Boat Festival. Representative Tu praised the work of Mr. Lu and the Taiwan-Ireland Association in assisting the Taipei Office and remarked of his hope to continue this cooperation well into the future.

Representative Simon S.K. Tu (second right), Mrs. Tu (right), Mr. Frank Lu (left) and local Gardaí in Dalkey.

Representative & Mrs. Tu with Mr. Lu in front of Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre

Seafood experts at the Dalkey Lobster Festival discussing ecology and food preparation.

Tents and stands set up for the Dalkey Lobster Festival