Claddagh itself is one of Eire's oldest fishing towns just outside Galway Town in the west of Eire . There he was supposed to become a slave and learned the craft of a Goldsmith. In 1670 he was released when King William III came to the throne and concluded a contract whereby all his subjects who where held captive were permitted to return to their houses. Previous to that it was rare for a person to wear a ring when he married.
However in the war many US infantrymen selected to wear mens rings as a public symbol of their marital standing while away at war and which has started a custom for the modern man. Now it is extremely common for a person to wear a mens marriage band, maybe normal. Will he wear one? That is possibly the toughest call in the midst. But for a person it is not so straight forward. The heart symbolizes love, the hands designates comradeship and the crown loyalty. The present Governor of Long Island latterly discussed that over 2 hundred Claddagh rings had been recovered from the assault on the world trade center on Sep 11th 2001.