Do You Have A Claddagh Ring?  

rm_PurryKitty2 49M/51F
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3/17/2006 12:00 am

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Do You Have A Claddagh Ring?

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!

The Claddagh, an ancient Gaelic symbol, is today a universal symbol of lasting love, eternal friendship, and loyalty. It was first designed around 400 years ago in a small village near Galway, Ireland. The Claddagh symbol shows a crown above two hands clasping a heart in the middle. The Claddagh design is used on the traditional wedding ring of the Irish.

The Claddagh is often placed on betrothal bands to represent holding a lover's heart in one's hands. "With these hands I give you my heart and I crown it with my love."

Traditionally, the Claddagh ring has been considered a marriage heirloom. A mother would pass the family Claddagh ring to her daughter on her daughter's wedding day.

Claddagh Symbolism
The crown symbolizes loyalty.
The hands symbolize friendship.
The heart symbolizes love.
Sometimes combined with a cross to symbolize faith.

If worn on your right hand with the heart facing outwards, it means your heart is still open to love.

If worn on your right hand with the heart facing inwards, you are telling the world that you are considering being in love.

If worn on your left hand with the heart facing inwards, it means you have joined your life with another forever.

Do You Have A Claddagh Ring?

If so, how do you wear it?

Purry {=}


somethingelse40 76M
14676 posts
3/17/2006 1:19 am

    Quoting rm_mzhunyhole:
    I ain't got one Purry..but HAPPY ST.PATTY'S DAY!{=}
Have you tried the flabbergaster?

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rm_FreeLove999 47F
16127 posts
3/17/2006 1:54 am

never even heard of it before ... LOL! and i have irish ancestors...

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seek_u_topia 52M

3/17/2006 4:29 am

Thanks for the lesson on the Claddagh ring! Don't have one, but if I did wear it on my right hand facing inward...though if i saw a cutie, maybe face it outward!

wantonwill 61M

3/17/2006 7:14 am


Cant find my Claddagh....oh yeah....forgot...sorry...I gave it to you.

Erin Go Bragh!

dasher121 37M

3/17/2006 8:19 am

Thats actually the next tat that Im getting. Right on my right upper arm, cant wait!!!

The Dude.

digdug41 50M

3/17/2006 8:39 am

WOW I have a close friend from galway I didnt know they were made near there thats quite interesting I always wanted one but have yet to get it to replace the wedding band I lost

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PrincessKarma 44F
6188 posts
3/17/2006 10:30 am

Don't have one... I want one for the left hand *sad smile* but the chances keep getting slimmer with every day that passes.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

rm_ohsolustful 59M
859 posts
3/17/2006 11:54 am

Very Cool, Thanks for another one of your fine educational posts. I wish school had been this much fun. But then again none of my teachers ever really looked as nice as you do either, or teached such a wide variety of subjects......Happy St Pat's to ya Lass

HBowt2 60F

3/17/2006 12:39 pm

Another thing's considered bad luck to buy yourself a claddagh must be bought for you .....

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!

peaches19555 62M

3/17/2006 1:54 pm

I did not know....and always enjoy learning...thanks for the post...I have no Claddagh but this well worn band still holds it magic...for 30 years now

keep smiling

curious082385 32F
4925 posts
3/18/2006 6:06 am

Yes, I have one, but I don't wear it anymore. It was a Christmas present a few years back from my ex. Need to get myself a new one. But the claddagh is the centerpiece of the tat that I'm going to have done on my back.

__Huntress__ 56M/58F

3/19/2006 2:57 am

I have a silver claddagh ring that I've worn on my left pinky for years ... and I wear a trinity cross around my neck ... for no other reason but that I loved the shape of the knot !

Great post !


shar1 56F
606 posts
3/19/2006 5:51 am

Yes..I have a claddagh ring. And only wear it on special occassions and always on my right hand, with the heart inwards.

MarinadelMar 60F

3/19/2006 2:13 pm

Yes, I have one. Aries bought it for me in Connemara when we were on honeymoon there nearly twenty seven years ago. It is gold with a green connemara marble heart centre.

I wear it on my right hand with the heart pointing outwards even though I am joined to Aries forever. I can't wear it on my left hand because I already have an engagement ring and wedding ring there (my hand is small, no room for any more rings on that finger!)

eyeseeu25 63F

3/24/2006 8:16 am

Had one but the one who gave it to me turned out to be a Do. Both are gone now.

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