Love, Loyalty, Friendship
Claddagh rings have been produced for hundreds of years near the town of Galway in Ireland. The design features two hands clasping a heart, which is wearing a crown. The heart symbolizes love, the hands to mean friendship, and the crown representing loyalty. Often how the rings are worn, facing either towards the wearer (or away) and on which hand, is meant to represent the relationship status of the individual.
Released near Valentine's day 2019. Murphy and McNeil's Claddagh uses a base of tallow, duck, and other premium ingredients to provide excellent protection and glide during your morning shave.
- Scent Strength: Medium
- Top: Bergamot, Mandarin
- Middle: Green Tea, Blackcurrant
- Base: Musk, Sandalwood
- Note: Some may recognize this fragrance as an homage to "Silver Mountain Water" (no affiliation).
- Soap Base: Aon
- Stearic Acid, Water, Beef Tallow, Duck Fat, Potassium Hydroxide, Kokum Butter, Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Coconut Milk, Kaolin Clay, Lanolin, Tocopheral, Fragrance, Tussah Silk
Video Reviews for Murphy and McNeil: Claddagh
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WONDERFUL Autumnal beauty!
I had heard of the Murphy and McNeil brand on a couple of forums and on some youtube channels - and what I heard there was backed up in spades when I tried my Claddagh the first time today. The lather is absolutely out of this world - creamy, slick, easy to generate after a twenty second load from the tub with my boar brush. The soap takes quite a bit of water, but if you patiently build your lather, adding water bit by bit, you'll soon hit the sweet spot and find that it's a truly first-class performer. The scent is a wonderfully fresh, autumnal blend of (as I detect it) bergamot and woody notes. Just lovely!
Excellent performance and scent
The lather is plenty slick and rich. It leaves a nice post shave feel too. The scent is citrusy and then I get tea and woody notes. I'd buy it again.
Claddagh is excellent
Fantastic soap, low later, but super slick.
Fantastic Scent and Performance
Two thumbs way up for this product. As good or better than most other artisans in the traditional shaving community. Wonderful customer service and impeccable packaging. A clear winner!
I am trying to baseline top artisan soaps against what I currently have in my rotation and M&M came highly recommended. Pulled the trigger on a 5.50z tub of Claddagh and am very glad I rolled the dice. Scent is indeed very light, but I usually need to be bludgeoned with scent strength as my sense of smell is not great. What I could smell of it I liked but scent is not even in my top 5 soap criteria unless it just completely disagrees with me and I have yet to find any such soap. As many of alluded to, consistency is more like a cream than a soap. Based on some sage advice in the forums, I ended up not taking wet brush to tub but rather gathered a light dusting of soap on a dry brush and ran it under the facet to hydrate and then just face lathered from there. All 3 shaves so far have been fantastic, the lather literally has a sheen to it. No rash/cuts/nicks at all with a nice post shave feel. I am not a cream guy and prefer hard soaps, but I will definitely purchase more M&M soaps in the future. It was easy enough adapting the load process to accommodate its softer properties and the difference in performance is well with the alteration in technique. One other thing to note, I use probably a quarter pinky nail amount of soap, well less than the recommended almond size and still have more than enough for 3 full passes. At this rate, I may see the bottom of this tub of Claddagh x-mas 2030 lol.