The Claddagh is located on the west side of the river Corrib. This area grew up outside the medieval walls and developed its own folklore and traditions. It has been an inspiration to painters, writers and anthropologists alike all drawn here by its unique way of life. While the original fishing village is no longer present, locals still take great pride in their ancestry and heritage. Thanks to in depth research and oral history collectors; these traditions can be shared with the visitor to Galway.