Discover the Legend of the Claddagh Ring in Galway

The Claddagh ring has become iconic the world over thanks to the spread of the Irish across the globe. The simple symbols of love, loyalty and friendship have become synonymous with countless love stories since it was first created. Delve into the history and lore of this iconic ring at the Legend of the Claddagh Ring museum and visitor centre in Galway, where you can learn where the ring first came from and what it has come to represent. Find out about Richard Joyce and his incredible journey as he was taken away from his one true love and the story behind the ring he created with the Legend of the Claddagh Ring movie staring Pádraic Breathnach. Showing every twenty minutes. Children and adults alike will love this swashbuckling tale.

How much is admission?

You’re in luck! Nothing at all! Admission to the museum is completely free of charge, however any donation is very much appreciated.

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Claddagh, the small fishing village in Galway in which the ring was named after. Discover famous Claddagh rings through history and how it became symbolic of Irish heritage. Find your family’s coat of arms and discover when it means. Learn about the tribes of Galway and the Irish diaspora. Learn what way to wear a Claddagh Ring. See how authentic Claddagh Rings itself is crafted up close at the in-house thatched cottage and workshop. So if you’re visiting Galway and are looking to immerse yourself in some culture for a while, or you’re a local looking for things to do in Galway, call into the visitor centre where you are always welcome.

  • Monday – 9:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday – 9:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday – 9:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday – 9:00 to 18:00
  • Friday – 9:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday – 9:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday – 11:00 to 18:00

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