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The Claddagh ring experience

Galway, Ireland

Experience hosted by Neil

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks

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 unavilable 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 takea 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 unavilable 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 Cla…

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 €29
/ person
Fri, 25 Jun
€29 per person
11:00 - 13:00
Join 2 other guests
€29 per person
Sat, 26 Jun
€29 per person
€29 per person
Fri, 2 Jul
€29 per person
€29 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 4.87 out of 5 from 79 reviews.

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.
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…
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.
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…
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!
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…

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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.