The Claddagh Ring

The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish symbol of love, loyalty, and friendship. It originated in the fishing village of Claddagh in County Galway, Ireland.

It is believed to have been created in the early 18th century, although its exact origins remain somewhat shrouded in mystery.

Claddagh Ring Card from Exploring Ireland game

The design of this beautiful ring features two hands holding a heart with a crown on top. The heart symbolises love, the crown means loyalty and the hands represent friendship. It carries a message of commitment and connection, making it a beloved piece of Irish jewelry.


There are different ways of wearing the Claddagh ring according to your relationship status. If you’re single, wear it on you’re right hand with the heart facing towards your fingers. If you’re in a relationship, change it around so the heart faces your wrist.

In a similar way, you should wear the ring on your left hand with the heart facing your fingers if you’re engaged. When you marry, turn it around so the heart faces your wrist.