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Claddagh by Barry Hendrickson photo

Claddagh, an Irish Icon

  Claddagh County Galway, Ireland Barry Thomas Hendrickson, © Hendrickson Fine Art Photography   I learned about the Claddagh ring from my mother. It is a long lasting Irish symbol of love and faithfulness. The heart stands for love, the hands for friendship and the crown for loyalty.  My mother gave a Claddagh ring to each of her three daughters. So, I happily received my own Claddagh ring a few decades ago. I later learned that the ring is often used as a wedding ring, and how it is worn has meaning too. If the heart points inwards, you are spoken for, or when the heart is points away are open to a new love.   While Barry and I were visiting Galway City, we stumbled across...

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