Patrick Ladeen Curran
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Patrick Ladeen Curran (29 July 1906 – 6 January 1989) was King of the Claddagh.
Curran had been born and raised in the Old Claddagh, prior to its demolition in the 1930s. He emigrated to Britain, and the U.S.A., where he met and married Kate Gannon of the Long Walk, Galway, on St. Stephen's Day 1930. Elected King in his retirement, he was delighted to represent his community at the Galway Races, the St. Patrick's Day Parades, as well as national television.
Upon his death in 1989, the kingship was allowed to lapse for some years until revived with the election of Mike Lynskey.
- Where the River Corrib Flows, Maurice Semple, Galway, 1989.
- Down by the Claddagh, Peadar O'Dowd, Galway, 1993.
- Galway - A Maritine Tradition:Ships, boats and people, Brendan O'Donnell, Galway, 2001.
- Coffin Ship: The Wreck of the Brig St. John, William Henry, 2009. ISBN 978-1-85635-631-2.
Martin Oliver (Claddagh)
|King of the Claddagh
1973 – 1989
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