We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Nice to see but nothing more

The museum is nice to see. Especially because you see the history from the claddagh ring, but it... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Mechelen, Belgium
Irish Jewelry

If you are looking for a true Irish Jewelry memory and understand what you are buying, this is a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Read all 80 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
Write a ReviewReviews (80)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 70 reviews

Reviewed 18 November 2017

The museum is nice to see. Especially because you see the history from the claddagh ring, but it only takes like 20 min max to see everything.

Thank LuthienP
Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you are looking for a true Irish Jewelry memory and understand what you are buying, this is a place worth the time to walk to. The area around it has multiple things to see and do.

1  Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This museum displays some of the earliest Claddagh rings dating from the 1700's & has exhibits showing production of the ring from wax molds to finished product. It is a small museum in the back of a small, quaint shop, Dillon's, which has been in...More

Thank MichkaJupiterFL
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The original Claddagh Ring designed here. The little back room is filled with history which is free to all who visit. Quaint and free to all visitors. Located on the corner of Quay that you may easily miss if you're not paying attention. We loved...More

Thank Deborah-AnnB
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is more a store than a museum, but there is a nice video about how the claddagh ring came about. There are also lots of rings available for purchase but no pressure to buy.

Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We frequent Irish stores in the states so this was a perfect stop.We were in the area shopping so the 20 minutes spent here was wel worth it plus we learned some interesting facts and history.Well worth a look.

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Stopped by this location to view the rings and such and took a few minutes to review the museum room. Single room that gives the background of the Claddagh Ring background. Store and museum kind of limitied on the time open, but if passing by...More

Thank newadventure53
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Lovely little museum and shop on the nicest street in Galway, well worth a visit if you're if you're exploring the streets of Galway. The lady in the shop was really nice. The Claddagh Ring is quite a special thing in Galway and this place...More

Thank Martin F
Reviewed 28 June 2017

it was interesting to be able to stop in on the way past and see the background to the story of the claddagh. It was a little disappointing that it was only a video presentation and you would have to wait for it to restart...More

Thank Gareth H
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The space is cramped -- the museum itself is neat, lots of historical stuff, a kind of history of the claddagh. I enjoyed walking through it, though, on a busy day it would be cramped. I also waited to try to buy a ring at...More

Thank trave1bug1235
Nearby HotelsSee all 46 hotels in Galway
The Residence Hotel
72 reviews
.01 km away
Jurys Inn Galway
2,140 reviews
.06 km away
The House Hotel
1,149 reviews
.10 km away
Corrib House Hotel
1 review
.13 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Quay Street Kitchen
1,772 reviews
.02 km away
Cupan Tae
629 reviews
.06 km away
The Seafood Bar @ Kirwan's
656 reviews
.05 km away
Martine's Quay Street Wine Bar & Restaurant
1,136 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby Attractions
Quay Street
1,948 reviews
.04 km away
Galway's Latin Quarter
804 reviews
.05 km away
Kirwan's Lane
125 reviews
.02 km away
The Spanish Arch
517 reviews
.12 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Claddagh Ring Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines