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Claddagh Arts Centre

Upper Fairhill Road, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 526 917
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This was a highlight of my time in Galway for several reasons; it was a rainy day and tea and... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Erin W
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My title says it all. This is definitely one of my favourite hangouts (being a local from Claddagh... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Claddaghcailin
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Katie's Claddagh cottage is Galway's newest tourist attraction where guests can come and see how the Claddagh people lived over a century ago! Guests can enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and beautiful homemade treats by the fireside our out in the gardens and marvel at the craftsmanship of this thatched cottage full of historic artefacts. The Claddagh Arts Centre is situated behind the cottage and sells guaranteed Irish products from the bog oak pieces, stone, wood and glass to the clothing,antiques and headstones. All of the products are unique, for example the only lanterns made from Connemara marble are for sale and some of the bog oak pieces date back 7,000 years. Giftware includes branded cups, candles, clothing, painted plates, photographs of old Galway and paintings. They also offers a garden design and construction service tailored to the customer's needs as well as creating unique pieces suiting the customer's brief. It has an extensive network of craftspeople so if there is something specific that is not available in the shop it is likely that it can be sourced or done on commission for the customer. Customers are encouraged to come and have a chat and learn a little about Galway. The Claddagh Arts Centre is also selling Claddagh rings in the Claddagh for the first time ever! For tourists or those visiting from overseas there is a shipping service available. The Claddagh Arts Centre is also making the centre and cottage available for events, especially charitable events. The centre is open Monday to Friday from 10-7pm and Saturday 10-5pm but may also be contacted by phone/face book/twitter/email after hours. The site has public toilets and is completely wheelchair accessible.
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Upper Fairhill Road, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

This was a highlight of my time in Galway for several reasons; it was a rainy day and tea and scones were a perfect way to warm up, the rebuilt thatched-roof cottage was filled with artefacts that gave a sense of what life was like...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

My title says it all. This is definitely one of my favourite hangouts (being a local from Claddagh) I think this really is one of Galway's hidden gems. Tea and scones, the warmth of a beautiful old fire on a cold day, art and crafts...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

At the end of a week cycle touring Connemara, one of my Galway first cousins organised a lovely happy family get together over lashings of tea, coffee, scones and brack in the warm and welcoming front parlour of the very pretty Katie's Cottage. Surrounded by...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

I've been meaning to write this review since my partner and I visited last June, because we absolutely loved this place. Naive traveller, be not tempted to drop your 2 euro in the box and walk out. We were a little confused at first about...More

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Cathriona W, Owner at Claddagh Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Apologies Sarah, I thought I posted this response when you first wrote it. We were delighted to get such a glowing review, thank you so much for taking the time to write it and we are so happy you enjoyed your time here. Hope to...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Took a break from golf and Guiness and walked up here. Very interesting recreation of an 1800's cottage. Lovely pieces of local art including some wonderful pieces in Bog Oak of which I bought one! I had it shipped back to the States, which they...More

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Cathriona W, Owner at Claddagh Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Hello, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted you are so happy with your bog oak piece, hope your wife liked it! Hope to see you again soon and send your friends. :)

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Katie's Claddagh Cottage with two friends and had a lovely afternoon. The owner and creator Michael Walsh gave a very interesting tour of this authentically recreated Claddagh cottage. Great attention to detail has been made and then we were treated to tea and cake...More

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Cathriona W, Owner at Claddagh Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Hello Denise, It was great to have you and your friends for a visit. Hope to see you again soon and send your friends! :)

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Went there on a wet day for a cup of tea. Walked through the small cottage at the front and poked nose in the rooms, literally took about 2 mins. Asked if I would like a cup of tea. We had two cups of tea....More

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CladdaghArtsCentre, Owner at Claddagh Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Hello in response to your review i am sorry you felt you were ripped off. As this is a private venture we ask for an entry fee of €2 to view the cottage as it says on the sign in the cottage. We feel this...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

This new enterprise (only open from April 2016) is a must see while in Galway. It's only around half a kilometre (15 minutes) from the Spanish Arch/town centre - but - is poorly signposted at present and a little difficult to find (even from it's...More

1  Thank Robert W
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CladdaghArtsCentre, Owner at Claddagh Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Hello Robert Thank you very much for your review. On your comments on signage etc we agree as we did not previously have permission from the council for proper signage. However as of tomorrow we will have plenty of signage between galway, salthill prom and...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

This is a 'must visit' for tourist and locals alike! The attention to detail, artifacts and accuracy that has gone into making this cottage authentic is exceptional. Not only can you have a tour of the home with a history lesson, you can then sit...More

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Cathriona W, Owner at Claddagh Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thank you so much Mary-Kate, we are so delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon and tell your friends!

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Lovely little cottage , lots of old Claddagh memoribillia and information .Lovely staff and the things they have for sale are gorgeous we didnt stay for tea but it looks cute and relaxing 2 euro a visit which i think they deserve , They have...More

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Cathriona W, Owner at Claddagh Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

Thank you so much, we really appreciate your lovely review. Hope to see you for tea in the future!

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