The Brady Family Crest
Created by Edmond McGrath (RIP) in the 1970s, these Irish prints were rediscovered in 2020 after 40 years in safe storage. Beautifully arranged in this Irish coat of arms parchment is an artistic celebration of the Brady Irish surname. The Brady family crest is illustrated at the center and surrounded by famous Celtic symbols of Ireland. These illustrations are a wonderful dedication to Irish last names.
Imagine having this beautiful story of your name hanging on your living room wall for all to study over a glass of wine, or to take a glimpse at it when having your Barry's tea on the couch. There is so much to take in. This parchment is an heirloom for many generations yet to come. It's a wonderful reminder of your Irish heritage.
On your living room wall, you will always be reminded of your Irish origins and it will be a show stopper for visiting friends and family. Presenting a family coat of arms gift is a truly special gift for the home for someone special who has that unique Irish connection.
On this parchment, the Killarney lakes take center stage above the heraldic shield whilst many Irish Celtic symbols and famous monuments surround it.
Illustrated in this parchment are:
- Book of Kells inspired artwork
- The Cross of Cong
- The Ardagh Chalice
- Killarney Lakes
- The Irish Harp
- The Currachs of the West of Ireland
- Glendalough Monastery
- Blarney Castle
- Traditional thatched houses of Ireland
- Ahenny Cross
- Cross of Muiredach
- The Burgh O’Malley Chalice
- The crests of the four provinces of Ireland: Ulster, Connaught, Leinster, Munster
- The Tara Brooch
- The Celtic Torc
The Brady Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Brady family history parchment:
This is an Anglicised form of the Irish name McBradaigh but the prefix is used rarely now. The McBradys were a powerful sept which dominated the ancient territory of Breffny under the leadership of several excellent chieftains who resided near Cavan. The largest percentage of those bearing the surname in Ireland still live in this area. Some Bradys are also found in east Clare near Tuamgraney but this is on account of the 16th century O’Gradys who wishing to please Henry VIII, changed their name to the more English sounding Brady. In early times, several Bradys attained important positions in the church. Gilbert McBrady was bishop of Ardagh until 1400, and three bearers of the name were bishops of Kilmore in the 15th and 16th centuries. Andrew was the first to provide a cathedral church for the diocese in 1454. Nicholas Brady, an Anglican churchman, and poet of the late 17th century was the author, with Wahun Tate, of a translation of the Psalms. There were three early 18th century poets who bore the name - Fiachra McBrady, the Reverend Philip McBrady, a popular clerical satirist, and “Bold Phelim Brady, the Bard of Armah.” A farmer’s son, dashing Thomas Brady, born in 1752, became a field marshall in the Austrian army and fought against Napoleon. A modern Irish-American, Anthony Nicholas Brady had a talent of a different kind. He made a fortune in railroad and power companies, and when he died in 1913 he left the largest estate of its dat - a hundred million dollars. His daughter-in-law, Genevieve, received the title of Dame of Malta in 1927 and was subsequently Duchess Brady.
The Print Options For You:
Note: Free shipping for all options except A4.
Framed Print: White or black frame. Delivered framed to your home for you to hang on your wall. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36". We recommend the larger one as it is the original parchment size and easier to explore all of the intricate detail.
Print Only: Print rolled and shipped to your home. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36". We recommend the larger one as it is the original parchment size and easier to explore all of the intricate detail.
Unlimited Print Download: An ideal option if you would like your extended family to each have one. Use it digitally as your desktop wallpaper or print it for your living room. If you choose to order this, you will be sent the link to download the high quality PDF afterwards and start sharing with all the family!
A4: This consists of the family crest and the four shields of the provinces of Ireland. Available in print only, digital download, or white mount framed.
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