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The Claddagh ring experience

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 76 reviews.Galway, Ireland

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Experience hosted by Neil

2 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Discover the secrets of the world-famous Claddagh ring !

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. 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 tale 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.
Discover the secrets of the world-famous Claddagh ring !

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. 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 tale 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…

Neil's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Drinks
    Included in price. Provided at Katie's cottage or alternative location
From £27
/ person
Fri, 17 Jul
11:00 - 13:00
£27 per person
£27 per person
Sat, 18 Jul
11:00 - 13:00
£27 per person
£27 per person
Fri, 24 Jul
11:00 - 13:00
£27 per person
£27 per person

Meet your host, Neil

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 76 Reviews
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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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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 4.87 out of 5 from 76 reviews.

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!
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…
Prisilma
February 2020
Neil is an experienced host. He will provide best insight and enjoyable tidbits. Speaks to culture, past political involvement, and other famous guests interaction. Ends with a good place to snack & warm up as well as provide great suggestions for later use. Definitely a must-do upon arrival, the story of the clauddagh is repeated a fewtimes in this area of the coast but nowhere as detailed and finesse as Neil's different versions.
Neil is an experienced host. He will provide best insight and enjoyable tidbits. Speaks to culture, past political involvement, and other famous guests interaction. Ends with a go…
Chris
January 2020
We had an AMAZING tour with Neil. This was one of the highlights of our trip. He was so great. Will highly recommend this tour to anyone.
Giselle
January 2020
Thank you Neil, we had a great time on your tour! Lots of great information on Galway and the Claddagh. Very nice to meet you!
Kelly
November 2019
Neil is a truly wonderful guide. There doesn't seem to be an end to the things he knows and can point out about everything in Galway, and he really personalized the tour based on my interests, which made for such a pleasant experience! He's super warm, welcoming, and I came away having learned so much. Exceeded expectations.
Neil is a truly wonderful guide. There doesn't seem to be an end to the things he knows and can point out about everything in Galway, and he really personalized the tour based on m…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

The walking is very gentle, although the walk up to Katies cottage takea approx 10 mins. Those with reduced mobility may wish to book a taxi to return to town