CLADDAGH RING


CLADDAGH RING

MALACHY MCCOURT    Book Number: 88812    Product format: Paperback

The Claddagh Ring is Ireland's cherished symbol of friendship, loyalty and love. It has become a daily source of spiritual sustenance, worn by millions around the world. This short, insightful book describes the history and myth on a tour of the legends, lore and present-day status of the Claddagh Ring with its motto 'Let love and friendship reign'. It depicts a heart being caressed by loving hands, capstoned by a simple crown. There are many legends about the origins of its design and its Galway association. It is said that the combination of hands, heart and crown is the coat of arms of the Joyce family, and the famous James did marry a native of the Claddagh region, Nora Barnicle. The giver or presenter of the Claddagh Ring feels as if he or she is involving the beloved recipient in a romantic conspiracy. The lore of the eagle dropping the ring into the lap of Margaret of the Bridges has captivated many who study the history of Ireland. 'The wedding ring is an heir-loom in a family. It is regularly transferred by the mother to her daughter first married; and so on to their descendants. The rings are large, of solid gold, and not unfrequently cost from £2-£3 each.' McCourt is funny and witty and full of Irish blarney. 112 page paperback.
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ISBN 9780762420148
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