Bestselling author Malachy McCourt recounts the story of Ireland's timeless symbol of loyalty, friendship, and love, a ring design of two clasped hands that is worn by millions worldwide.
McCourt explores this beloved icon of Irish heritage through vivid anecdotes, charming folk tales, and recent documented incidents. Said to have been first crafted more than 400 years ago in a fishing community , there is much more to the story of the Claddagh ring than simple popular history, and McCourt tracks it down and recounts it with his storytelling finesse.
This is the first edition, 2003, Running Press, USA. Limerick native Malachy McCourt is the brother of Frabk McCourt, and teh autor aof a number of works, including A Monk Swimming, as well as being an actor and noted public speaker.