Shucker Paddy

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 (39), most in 1 hour (1114) 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”.

I have aslo been featured as a guest on the following shows: Steven and Chris, Christine Cushing, Breakfast Television, CTV morning show, the Heat with Mark McEwan, Gordon Ramsay's the F word Live and Martha and Snoop's Potluck dinner (airing in Feb 2018)

So here we are.

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


Custom hand engraving is possible on the blades, and autographed books

Wholesale and Restaurant volume orders possible as well – Oyster Shucking Station, 6pack and 12 pack of Trays, Knives, Pucks, and Cups.