The Claddagh ring experience

Galway, Ireland

Experience hosted by Neil

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.

What you'll do

The Claddagh ring experience takes in some of the main sights of Galway with a visits to a Claddagh ring workshop and one of the more famous Claddagh ring jewellers. (NOTE: Visit to a maker is unavailable due to COVID 19 restrictions at the moment).After passing through the stunning Latin quarter and Spanish arch areas of Galway we see some of the works of Richard Joyce, the hero of the Claddagh ring legend and maker (probably) of the first Claddagh ring sold commercially.

After few tales of the folklore of the Claddagh we head up into the village itself. In Katie's cottage, a re-built Claddagh cottage we can enjoy a coffee or tea and a cake (included) in authentic surroundings.

Galway City is a compact city well suited to this leisurely stroll through a medieval, picturesque masterpiece.
Other things to note
The walking is very gentle, although the walk up to Katies cottage takes approx 10 mins. Those with reduced mobility may wish to book a taxi to return to town
The Claddagh ring experience takes in some of the main sights of Galway with a visits to a Claddagh ring workshop and one of the more famous Claddagh ring jewellers. (NOTE: Visit to a maker is unavailable due to COVID 19 restrictions at the moment).After passing through the stunning Latin quarter and Spanish arch areas of Galway we see some of the works of Richard Joyce, the hero of the Claddagh ring legend and maker (probably) of the first Cl…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Included in price. Provided at Katie's cottage or alternative location

Meet your Host, Neil

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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We have been running walking tours for 10 years now, and just love the opportunity to show off our fabulous city. Our reviews say how much people get out of the experience and just cant wait to come back and explore the city another time.

This fascinating experience focusses on the most famous product of our city and has made the Claddagh village famous all over the world.

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From $33/ person

$33 per person

Where you'll be

Eyre Square (meyrick hotel), Shop St (claddgh legend shop) Latin Quarter, Spanish Arch, Galway museum, Claddagh Village, Katie's Cottage.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 82 reviews.

Anne
August 2021
I was super lucky 🍀 to have a private tour with Neil and enjoyed everything of all the fascinating stories about the claddagh. Great value, great time!!
Sylvia
August 2020
I really enjoyed my tour with Neil. He was extremely personable, and the afternoon was a nice mix of history and just chatting to get to know someone really nice. Due to COVID, he tailored the tour with some changes, but I felt like I got the history and sightseeing that I was hoping for. I would highly recommend any of the tours with Neil, as he is more than happy to make adjustments according to your preference as well.
Sarah
August 2020
The Claddagh tour was very interesting, Galway is a stunningly beautiful city and Neil showed us around and told us a lot of very interesting stories about the town and the history of the Claddagh ring. It was a bit disappointing not to be able to see the rings being made but this is due to Covid restrictions and can’t really be helped. Neil was very friendly and personable and made us feel very welcome.
Conor
July 2020
Neil was great. I really couldn't have asked for more from this tour. Insightful interesting and educational. Couldn't recommend it enough. I'll be doing it again and bringing friends next time.
Anne-Marie
March 2020
We had a super time with Neil. He was so friendly and welcoming and shared this lovely city with us and our four kids. He was great with the children and so engaging. Ended with a lovely cuppa at a wonderful bakery. Great intro. To Galway!
Kelly
March 2020
Neil is awesome! I had so much fun on our tour and wouldn't have been able to get the experience without him. He had funny stories and was really personable with each guest on the tour. I recommend his tours to everyone looking for a more intimate exploration of Galway!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.