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  1. The King of Claddagh

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Martin Haynes
    Informant
    Stephen Mc Donagh

    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.