It is now possible to walk in the footsteps of the original Claddagh families and experience life as it was 100 years ago. This restored traditional thatched cottage provides visitors with insight into what life was like in a traditional Wild Atlantic fishing village (also famous for the tradition of Hooker boat-building). With it’s own superstitions and customs, visitors to this community of artists, musicians and crafters are guaranteed a little bit of magic and intrigue. Relax with a hot cup of tea and homemade scones in front of a roaring turf fire; or sit back and enjoy the revival of an ancient Irish tradition of telling stories and singing songs around an open hearth. Whether it’s seeing how a family would cook on an open fire with a cauldron and bacús, or hearing about the King of the Claddagh’s fishing escapades,’ this is an experience not to be missed. In addition to this unique heritage centre, Katie’s has a separate building dedicated to art and design. It is possible purchase a unique gift or home accessory that is 100% Irish, bespoke and seeped in Claddagh history. Opening times: 10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday.