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Between the medieval quarter and the shopping area of Galway city stands this small, vintage pub. The colorful exterior gives a hint of the lively atmosphere within. This pub attracts a regular local crowd, and tourists are drawn to the buzz in summer when the crowd spills on to the street. The bar staff has the reputation of being among the most obliging and friendly in Galway. The pub is known to host comedy evenings with Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club on a regular basis. A favorite on game nights, the pub is also one of the best places to watch a live game.
Located in the medieval quarter of Galway, this quintessentially Irish pub has a fun and fantastic atmosphere. Tigh Neachtain's is a century old family run business with a fairly regular clientele. Regulars range from the musicians who play sessions here to theater and media types to a healthy representation of Galway's gay community. Popular with visitors and locals alike, Tigh Neactain's is a great place to have a pint and a chat the night away.
Town Hall Studio, at the Town Hall Theatre, is an eclectic event space that is home to a multitude of cultural events from time to time. The Studio Space is filled to bursting during event nights, though it can easily accommodate a crowd of 60. Attend exotic plays, theatrical performances, cultural dos and events at this charming studio space. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
The Claddagh Ring Museum functions both as a museum and as jeweler, who sells traditional Claddagh rings. The ring's design comes from a group of finger-rings called faith rings. The "Claddagh Ring" is distinctive because it has two hands holding a heart which is in turn surmounted by a crown. In the Claddagh, the rings were used to indicate marriage, worn with the crown towards the knuckle when unwed and worn with the crown toward the finger tip on marriage. The rings were handed down from mother to daughter over the years. The museum showcases an exclusive collection of historic photographs as well as a collection of rings and the making process, for viewing.