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Claddagh ring

The Claddagh Ring is a famous frendship ring originating from the Claddagh village located just outside the old walls of Galway city.

The ring's distinctive feature are two hands clasping a heart surmounted by a crown.

Traditionally if the ring is worn on the right hand with the crown turned inward then you are 'available'. If worn on the left hand with the crown turned outward then you are 'spoken for'.



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