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A Ring With Special Powers?

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By TheBOX Car’s featured Travel writer Sharen Ram

The more I travel about in Ireland, the more I come to realize that this country is full of stories about love.  These stories may all start off in a face-off between good and evil in times of war and heartbreak but it seems that all the myths about leprechauns, fairies, and the underworld tie back to romantic notions of love conquering all.  I could go on and on about these mythical tales but it seems making my way through County Galway is where I’ve heard most of them and this in turn, is the birthplace of the Claddagh ring.

There are as many versions of the legend about the origin of the ring as there are different takes of the distinctive design with 2 hands holding onto a heart that’s wearing a crown.  The legend I like to believe as truth is…

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