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Legend of the Claddagh Ring

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26 Shop Street, Galway, Galway,
Ms Aishling Noonan

Located in Galway city, Legend of the Claddagh Ring is a visitor centre that explores the history and lore of the famous ring. Visitors can learn about Claddagh and Galway and discover the Legend of the Ring with a swashbuckling movie.

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, where you can learn about the ring 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 centre's Legend of the Claddagh Ring movie staring Pádraic Breathnach. Showing every twenty minutes. Children will love this swashbuckling tale.

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Claddagh, the small fishing village in Galway, after which the ring was named.

Discover famous Claddagh Rings through history and how it became symbolic of Irish Heritage.

Find your family’s coat of arms and discover what it means. Learn about the tribes of Galway and the Irish Diaspora. Learn which way to wear a Claddagh Ring.

See how authentic Claddagh Rings are crafted up close at the in-house thatched cottage and workshop.