School: Mainistir Phádraig Naofa (roll number 1016)

Location:
Market Street, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An Br Anselm

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The King of Claddagh

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0084, Page 156

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The Claddagh people were a clan outside the walls of Galway and they had a law of their own. They elected a king from among themselves and it was this man's duty to act as a judge to the people. and to settle their disputes. When this king was getting married he wore the Claddagh Ring and when he died he left it to the next king.

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Collector
Martin Haynes
Gender
male
Address
Middle Street, Co. Galway
Informant
Stephen Mc Donagh
Gender
male
Address
Spanish Parade, Co. Galway
Language
English