One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A ring in the form of two hands clasping a heart, traditionally given in Ireland as a token of love.
- ‘It was a silver, Claddagh ring: a diamond set in the heart carried by two hands and topped by a crown studded with to smaller diamonds.’
- ‘Dick gave her a ring, one of the Claddagh rings from Ireland.’
- ‘He moved closer and found a ring, a Claddagh ring to be exact.’
- ‘I bought my brothers their Claddagh rings on Patrick's Day at a little Irish shop in St. Paul.’
- ‘The traditional consumer market for Waterford Crystal, Claddagh rings, Aran knitwear and Connemara marble rosary beads continues to thrive and is worth €120 million a year.’
From the name of a small fishing village on the edge of Galway city.
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