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    Is change up ahead?

    Mark the date in your diaries! The Irish General Election will take place on Saturday 8th February 2020. It will be the first time the general election has taken place on a Saturday since 14th December 1918 – the formation of the first Dail. We need a new group of leaders to solve the various crises that have sprung out of control in the last nine years Fine Gael have been in power. It’s time for the government to step up. At the moment in Ireland, we have three considerable issues that need to be addressed: Homelessness, Hospital overcrowding (trolley crisis) and the housing crisis. As we enter a new…

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    The Claddagh Ring – The story behind Ireland’s traditional jewellery piece

    Tradition Traditionally, the Claddagh ring was passed from mother to first daughter and was worn as a symbol of friendship and as a wedding ring. The distinctive design is associated with one of the Tribes of Galway, the Joyce family. The Claddagh Ring dates from the 17th century and originated in the little village of Claddagh in County Galway, Ireland. How the Claddagh ring was worn When it was worn with the heart nearest the finger nail on the right hand, it indicated that the wearer was single and suitors were open to consideration. Placed the same way on the left hand indicated that although the wearer was still single…