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The Claddagh Ring Museum

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Address: Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Buying a piece of history

The shop and the museum are small, but the story of the ring explained in a film is interesting and it gives your purchase a totally different twist. If you want to bring... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2016
Pavla8
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Korenov, Czech Republic
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Korenov, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The shop and the museum are small, but the story of the ring explained in a film is interesting and it gives your purchase a totally different twist. If you want to bring something special for a person you love or just treat yourself this is the shop to go to.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

As you walk along Quay Street, the little shop with the Claddagh Ring Museum in the back is located right on a corner. You can't miss it. The museum is small and very interesting with it's history of the Claddagh area and the ring that bears it's name. For me, it's the ONLY place to purchase Claddagh jewelry. Their rings... More 

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Thank MaeW1717
Amherst, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The place was packed with people buying rings and we located the "museum" portion in a back room. It was interesting to see the history and all the rings, but space was at a premium.

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Thank Kristi824
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very small but very interesting if you are interested in the history of the ring and the area it is named after.

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Thank Carol W
Fife, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Informative friendly museum which told the Claddagh ring story so well.H Ave had a ring for years but did not realise the full background of it! So love my Claddagh ring even more now.

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Thank Spittaldweller1
Charleston, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We walked in and quickly looked over the exhibits. I felt the museum was a lure to get people into the jewelry shop.

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Thank Robin G
St. Johns, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Not sure whether we should of entered or not. This is inside a jewelers and isn't really what one would call a museum. We felt like we were imposing on the store owners. Took us all of 5 minutes.

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Thank k9mummy
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Free and very small place located at the back of a jewellery shop. It was interesting to see and read about the history of the rings plus the man who invented the idea.

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Thank Kozwotsit
Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is in the middle of the pedestrian walking area so drop in . They have a movie and I learned a lot about the history of the ring. I had always seen these rings and never knew anything about them. You can also buy rings and wedding bands here.

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Thank Richard F
Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This museum is in the back of the jewelry store stating that it is where the claddagh ring was first made. The photos are interesting but the best part is the different rings from different centuries. The jewelry shop is also great and we took home a claddagh of our own.

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Thank Brandon K

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