Stories For Kids

Claddagh Ring

The Claddagh Ring is a scary children’s story about three boys who investigate a haunted house and find a strange ring. A Claddagh Ring is a traditional Irish piece of jewelery with a unique design that symbolizes two people being joined together forever by their love.

Claddagh Ring

There were three boys who lived near the city of Galway in Ireland. They had been close friends ever since they were children and had grown up together on the same street. Their names were Sean, Patrick and Ronan.

One day, while roaming through the fields near their homes, the boys came across a deserted stone house. Their friends told them that it was rumored to be a haunted house and many kids in the neighborhood visited the place at night, as a test of courage.

Of course, the boys could never resist a challenge, so one night, they decided it might be fun to take a trip out to the old house. One of them had an i-Phone and had the bright idea to record a video of their adventure.

As they entered the abandoned building, the boys could hear the wind whistling through the open windows. The crumbling ruin looked oddly eerie in the moonlight.

“Hear that?” laughed Ronan. “It’s the ghost saying GET OUT, GET OUT!”

“No wonder people are scared to come here,” said Sean. “The place is a dump!”

The friends moved through the interior of the house, taking care not to slip on the muddy floor.

“Look at that,” said Patrick, scanning the ground with his phone. “There’s something glittering over here. It’s a ring.”

Patrick bent down and picked up the mud-encrusted ring. The design was very strange. It showed two hands holding a heart. On top of the heart was a small crown. It looked very valuable.

“I’ve seen one of these before,” said Sean. “It’s a Claddagh Ring.”

Delighted with their find, the boys decided to leave the abandoned building and return home. They hadn’t experienced any ghostly apparitions anyway.

As they left, Ronan turned and shouted, “Hey, Ghost! We’ve got your ring! What’re you gonna do about it?”

The boys walked away laughing amongst themselves.

Back in Ronan’s house, the boys sat around in the living room and talked about what to do with the Claddagh ring.

“Tomorrow, we should go into town and sell it at a jewelers”, suggested Sean.

“We can watch the video now,” said Patrick as he connected his i-Phone to the TV.

He pressed the play button and the screen showed Ronan and Sean walking into the deserted house as the wind whistled loudly.

“Hear that? It’s the ghost saying GET OUT GET OUT!”

A few seconds later, they heard a deep, malevolent voice say:

“…get out…”

The boys froze, their eyes glued to the screen.

“Maybe it was just the wind,” whispered Patrick.

The video continued to play.

“No wonder people are scared to come here. The place is a dump!”

“…leave this place…”

The three boy were trembling. They knew it wasn’t just the wind. They could hear the disembodied voice clearly.

On the video, Patrick was examing the floor of the house.

“Look at that. There’s something glittering over here. It’s a ring.”

“…don’t touch it…”

“I’ve seen one of these before. It’s a Claddagh Ring.”

“…put it back…”

“Hey, Ghost! We’ve got your ring! What’re you gonna do about it?”

“…I will kill you…”

The boys stared at each other in disbelief.

“T-t-this is a joke, right?” stammered Ronan. “I-I-I mean, that’s you guys doing the voice, right?”

Suddenly, Patrick’s i-Phone began to ring. He picked it up, staring intently at the other two boys. Then he pressed the Call Answer button and placed the phone against his ear.

“Hello?” he said cautiously.

There was a long silence at the end of the line. Then a voice screamed:



  • Has anyone read, “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline? Nimah/Dorothy/Vivian had the claddagh necklace, remember? I have one. The heart is love, the hands are friendship, and the crown is loyalty.

  • They heard the boy’s name on the video? LOL! And @GhostGirl4744 I also thought that the answer is correct! mel is that correct?

  • Not the best story I’ve ever seen but still pretty good. I liked that it only showed up on the video because sometimes it takes a video or a recorder to hear a ghost.It could’ve had a better ending though in my opinion,I’d like to know if he killed them or not

  • why do i feel like the name of the ring should be said with a nigel thornberry accent?

  • mel i know the answer the man killed him self in the neighbors
    yard and when the they found out they was scard that the police would arrest them for murder so they hid the body ,cleand the garden and talken away the gun im i right#

  • I have another story: There was a young boy named Micheal. His dad was an alcoholic and always abused the boy. Micheal had no mom, because she died giving birth to him. One night Mike’s father came home furious. He had been drinking, and decided to take it out on Micheal. When Mike went to school the next morning, everyone saw his briuses. His teacher called home to speak with Mike’s dad. When Mike came home his father said to him: “Your teacher called me today. She said you told her I hit you. ^s this true?” “…Yes…” “Why would you make up such a lie?!?!?!” That made Micheal furious. He grabbed a steak knife and threw it. The knife hit his dad in the forehead. When the police arrived, they questioned Micheal. “Did you do this?” “Yes.” “Why?” “He always hit me.” When the policed were done with the questions, they ruled it as self-defence, and sent Micheal to live with his aunt. The ghost of Mike’s dad hunts down and kills anyone who beleives it was self defense…

  • It’s creeeeeeepy!!!! O_O I was in a heart-attackic (well, it’s my own word) situation!!!!!
    erm.. mel_gibson_fan, idk the answer..But it’s nice :]

  • I have a story: There was a guy named John. He had a wife and 3 kids. T he wife and kids were walking along one day, when the 1st child was kidnapped. The family was devastated. A few weeks later the family got a video of the kid’s death in the mail. It was undescribable. The same thing happened with the 2nd and 3rd kids, except they never got a video for the third child. John and Jennifer(wife) were standing at the 3rd funeral and a disc came out of nowhere and cut into her neck, stopping halfway through. John pulled out the disc and gasped at what he saw. The disc was labled: 3rd anonymous child’s death. John couldn’t take it anymore! He went out and bought a pistol. When he got home, he went into his neighbor’s yard, loaded the gun, turned off the safety, put it in his mouth and pulled the trigger. When the police arrived, they found no blood, bodies, or even a gun. Why did they find no trace of the man?

  • I found this story very funny! Ronan was my favorite character. At the beginning, he was laughing through the thing like I do in a haunted house walk-through, then he trembles as he watches the video with him making fun. Example: First he says, “Hear that? It’s the ghost saying GET OUT! GET OUT!” Then, towards the end, he says, “This is fake, right? You guys are doing all the voices?” I laughed so hard!

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