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This is my first visit to wikipedia, so i'm just going to throw in some comments about this page and see what happens.

I would have thought that the word "river", as in Corrib River, should carry an uppercase "R", as should "City" in Galway City (by the way, it only became a city in the 1980s - it was just a town of about 30,000 up to the mid 1980s.

Also, traditionally there was a King of the Claddagh. Some say the last king died in the 1930s, but when I lived there (the 80s again) the king was a Mr Curran.

I have just contributed this feature all about the Claddagh Village, the paragraph below needs a slight amendment. If anyone has old photographs of The Claddagh and can illustrate this feature, it would be wounderful!!

Richard P.

Originally the Claddagh ring was a marriage ring and symbol of a person’s status combined. Many visitors when visiting Galway buy the Claddagh Ring. It is a gold ring with two hands enclosing a heart surmounted by a crown. The Claddagh people used it as a marriage ring. It is said that when worn on the right hand, if the heart is turned outwards it shows that the heart is not engaged; when warn on the left hand with the heart turned inwards it means that she is promised to another. Claddagh people also had their own marriage customs, and rarely married anyone outside the village.

Richard, I don't want to discourage you but what you've written here appears to be a personal essay. Comments such as "My grandmother then had to make a living for herself as she was at that time bringing up a family of four children, my mum included, who had been given the nickname of 'Gusheen.' " etc.. are completely inappropriate for an encyclopedia article that can/ and probably will be, edited by thousands of people. All Wikipedia articles must be written from a neutral perspective. Also I believe there is already another article about the Claddagh ring. Much of the content regarding the ring would be more appropriate in that article. This article is about the town and should concentrate on the town. Also as it is the nature of Wikipedia articles to have a multitude of contributors, personal by-lines are not allowed. The contributors to an article can be seen in the article's history page. I am afraid I will have to revert this page back to the way it was before your contribution. You text will not be lost is can be retrieved from the history of this page. Mintguy (T) 12:54, 18 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I suggest you also look at Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not Mintguy (T)

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