Claddagh ring

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The Claddagh ring (Irish: fáinne Chladaigh) is a traditional Irish ring which represents love, loyalty, and friendship (the hands represent friendship, the heart represents love, and the crown represents loyalty). The design and customs associated with it originated in the Irish fishing village of the same name in Galway. The ring, as currently known, was first produced in the 17th century.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

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T. Dillon and Son Home of the original Claddagh ring The hands are for friendship The heart of for love, and loyalty is shown with the crown up above

Quay Street, Galway, United Kingdom where it was