Described as “the smallest museum in Europe with the biggest gift shop”, the Thomas Dillon’s Claddagh Ring store proudly houses some of the very first claddagh rings made by Goldsmiths Nicholas Burge, Richard Joyce and George Robinson from 1700-1800. 

At the small museum you will also be treated to the display of the “worlds smallest claddagh ring”, exhibits of rings at various stages of production and a selection of tools used during the process.

The small museum also houses a beautiful collection of photos throughout Galway of old, artefacts of the cities past and relics from the penal times when the Irish were forbidden to celebrate their religion.