Galway is situated on the West coast of Ireland and is the home of the Claddagh Ring.


The Tale of the Ring

Claddagh ring story graphic

Galway City - home of the Claddagh Ring

On the west coast of Ireland, Galway City sits at the mouth of the River Corrib as it flows into the famous Galway Bay.

A lively city, renowned for arts, culture and fun, Galway has had a rich and varied history. In the past Galway was an important port of call for trading ships from across Europe and beyond. It was on one such ship that Richard, creator of the Claddagh Ring, set sail from the Spanish Arch during the seventeenth century. The arch still stands today.

Today Galway is known for its Arts, Oyster and horse-racing festivals.

Information about Galway

For information about Galway as it is today, visit has information on sights to see in Galway, places to stay, details of events and things to do, and also provides Galway's own search engine of local websites.

The site has everything you need for planning a visit to Galway.

Galway Arts festival masks
Galway University
Galway Bay sunset
Quay Street Galway
Galway Races

Photographs of Galway showing the University, Galway Bay sunset; Galway Races; Quay Street; and Galway Arts Festival parade.