Wake up in the morning with a freshly brewed mug of tea or coffee from this Irish Claddagh Ring bone china mug- it will add a touch of Celtic romance to your life or the life of a loved one. The romantic stories surrounding the Irish Claddagh Ring date back to 1596 and symbolize love loyalty and friendship. The Claddagh ring and Ireland go hand in hand. It is one of the most romantic symbols of Ireland - originating on the Wild West coast of the country. The Claddagh Ring's unique design shows two hands holding a heart with a crown on top. The heart represents love, the crown represents loyalty and the hands represent friendship. The Irish Claddagh Ring design on this bone china mug is done in the style of the 9th Century ancient Celtic manuscripts. This Irish mug is lovingly designed in Galway - the home of the Claddagh Ring. Join in the Irish celebration of romance by purchasing these Irish Claddagh Ring mugs for yourself or as a gift for a loved one. Other symbols of Ireland include the Harp, the High Cross and of course the Shamrock which is associated with St. Patricks Day.