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Claddagh Gold Museum - Galway - Ireland

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:43 am
by dognose
THOMAS DILLON'S CLADDAGH GOLD MUSEUM
Quay Street
Galway
Ireland

Described as "the smallest museum in Europe with the biggest gift shop", the museum houses some of the very first claddagh rings made by Goldsmiths Nicholas Burge, Richard Joyce and George Robinson these are from 1700-1800. It also displays the "worlds smallest claddagh ring" which is on the top of a tailor's pin. Other exhibits include examples of rings at various stages of production, from wax blanks to the finished product and a selection of tools used during the process.

Admission: Free

Opening Hours: Unknown

http://www.claddaghring.ie/content/6-cl ... ing-museum