SHUCKER PADDY aka Patrick McMurray


Hello, and welcome to The Ceili Cottage, my name is Patrick McMurray and I’ll be your publican here at The Cottage.

I’ve been bringing Oysters and fresh fish to the city for all to enjoy for over 15 years known for opening Toronto restaurants Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill (2001-2014) and Pearl Diver (2014-).

I’ve been an east-ender all my life, and my family has lived in the area for several generations.

I am a World Champion Oyster Shucker, hold the Guinness World Record for the most oysters shucked in 1 minute (38) and author of a book on oysters, entitled “Consider the Oyster – A Shucker’s Field Guide” but I’ve always wanted to run a little “Irish Local”.

So here we are.

WATCH the following videos to learn more about Shucker Paddy and his Universal Oyster Knife, now available through SwissMar.