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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
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A nice bit of History

My wife has always been interested in these rings, the history, etc. A must see when in town. not too big but interesting. Makes for a nice stop while walking the street.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard011
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife has always been interested in these rings, the history, etc. A must see when in town. not too big but interesting. Makes for a nice stop while walking the street.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This store is the Original Claddagh ring shop since the 1750's , the museum at the back is the most delightfully interesting lil place, gives you the history of the Orignal Claddagh and shows how it evolved and it has the worlds tiniest made one under a microscope so you can see it. Definitely worth a visit and they have... More 

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Thank Jynxie
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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Thank Pavla8
New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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 24 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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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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