- a ring in the form of two hands clasping a crowned heart, given in friendship or love.
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Examples from the Web for claddagh
One nailed me as I was passing her vegetable shop in the Claddagh.Just Irish
Charles Battell Loomis
The Englishman who desires a new sensation should pay a visit to the Claddagh.A Little Tour In Ireland
S. Reynolds Hole
The Claddagh fishing village by Galway is something not to be missed.Peeps at Many Lands: Ireland
I am told that no citizen of Claddagh has ever been before a Galway court, either as a plaintiff or defendant.One Irish Summer
William Eleroy Curtis
A large number of the population is employed in the salmon and herring fishery, and the Claddagh is their home.On an Irish Jaunting-car
Samuel G. Bayne
Word Origin and History for claddagh
in Claddagh ring (Irish fáinne Chladach), from village of Claddagh, County Gallway. The village name is literally "stony beach."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper