The Claddagh Ring Legends
There are many stories associated with the creation of the first Claddagh ring. Many of these stories are based in myths or folklore. Other stories are closer to what most believe to be the truth, although no one is one hundred percent positive about who originally created it. One of these myths involves a woman by the name of Margaret Joyce.
Say it with a Claddagh...
Now the symbol is popular the world over with those of Irish heritage and those who simply admire and respect its symbolism. When shopping for a special ring for a loved one, look no further than Celtic-WeddingRings.com. We have over 25 years’ experience creating authentic Celtic jewelry. You'll find that much of our jewelry, including our silver and white gold wedding rings are handcrafted here in Ireland. Our large collection honors this most romantic of all Irish symbols.
The globally famous ring is associated with Claddagh, an Irish fishing village which is just outside the Galway’s old city walls. However, you have probably come across a range of weird and wonderful spellings when searching for the legendary ring online. We’ve seen numerous common misspellings which are easy enough to understand including Cladah, Claddah, Cladagh, Cladaugh, Clauddagh and Claddaugh which is arguably the most frequent mistake. These misspellings are actually understandable as they are only a letter or two away from being correct and sound a bit like Claddagh when said phonetically.
However, we’ve also seen some truly bizarre attempts such as Cladder, Claudia, Clauda and even Clatter (we’ve no idea how the last one in particular managed to slip through the net!). Irrespective of how you might spell it, the Claddagh Ring is representative of love, loyalty and friendship so bear this in mind when searching for one online, even if you end up looking for a Clatter Ring!
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