History of the Claddagh rings

Written by Paul Gibney

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In earlier times in Claddagh villagerepparttar design ofrepparttar 135164 ring wasrepparttar 135165 symbol ofrepparttar 135166 “fishing Kings of Claddagh”repparttar 135167 meaning being then “in love and friendship let us reign”. The heart symbolizes love,repparttar 135168 hands symbolizes friendship andrepparttar 135169 crown loyalty. The popularity ofrepparttar 135170 Claddagh ring was helped byrepparttar 135171 mass exodus from Ireland duringrepparttar 135172 great famine 1845-50. Some famous wearers ofrepparttar 135173 Claddagh ring include Queen Victoria, Edward VII and lately Buffyrepparttar 135174 vampire slayer (who was givenrepparttar 135175 ring by Angel). The present Governor of New York recently mentioned that over 200 Claddagh rings had been recovered fromrepparttar 135176 attack onrepparttar 135177 world trade center on September 11th 2001.

The tradtional Claddagh symbols - heart for love, hands for friendship and crown for loyalty.

How to wear your Claddagh Ring;

Right hand withrepparttar 135178 heart pointing outwards = Fancy free Right hand withrepparttar 135179 heart pointing inwards = Spoken for Left hand withrepparttar 135180 heart pointing inwards = Found true love

Paul Gibney is a co-founder of http://www.claddaghstore.com one of Ireland largest online Celtic Jewelry Stores.

What is Local Search Engine Optimization and Who Are Your Relatives?

Written by Kathleen Jerauld-Brack

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If you are a restaurant who depends onrepparttar tourist trade, you might want to consider just what other things your potential diner might be in your town for. Considerrepparttar 134939 attractions in your area. Museums, theme parks, entertainment centers, camping, are all destinations your potential customer might be looking for as well as a place to dine. Include those attractions and local products in your keyword list and expand your visibility exponentially.

Remember, most travelers won’t be looking for your particular business name unless they are already familiar with you. But your business name will pop up again and again whenever they search for those popular attractions near you.

You don’t need to pay big bucks for your search engine results, just brainstorm a little bit and consider all those ‘relatives’ in your area. You may also find that some keywords are really expensive, but forrepparttar 134940 most part you won’t need them. There are plenty of inexpensive and related keywords that will bring you exactlyrepparttar 134941 same results if you use them creatively.

To find more information on how people are using keywords try www. suggestiontool.com, www.wordtracker.com and Google adwords.

And be nice to your relatives.

By Kathleen Jerauld-Brack

This article has been written solely byrepparttar 134942 author and is copyrighted. 4/2005.

Kathleen Jerauld-Brack. BFA Graphic Design and Fine Art. Her illustrations and stories have been published in major magazines, and she is recipient of many Art and Literature Awards. She is Webmaster of: http://www.BestPlacetoEat.com | http://www.BestRestaurants.us.

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