Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Claddagh Rings - Galway
The building on the right of these pictures is Claddagh Rings, Number 1 William Street (formerly Dillons). Dillons have been making Claddagh rings since 1750 and continue to do so, although their premises moved from this location down Shop Street to Quay Street in the 1990s. A camera shop is now located at number one, but they have kept the exterior decoration on the upper levels with the small exception of changing the clock face. The chimney stack visible behind the building is gone - the Eyre Square Shopping Centre is now situated there.
EAS_2177, National Photographic Archive
'The Claddagh Ring', Ida Dellamer