Coffey 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 Coffey Irish surname. The Coffey 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 Coffey Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Coffey family history parchment:
The Gaelic form of this ancient name is O’ Cobhtaigh. It came originally from the word ‘Cobthach’ which meant victorious and is therefore probably a reference to the early tribal warfare which took place long before surnames became permanent in the course of the eleventh century. During the Middle Ages several branches of this sept flourished in different parts of Ireland. The most important of these was established in the Rocky in Leos and deep wooded valleys of South West Cork, where they shared a common ancestor, namely Lughaidh Laidhe, with the indomitable O’ Briscolls, and were thus members of the Corca Laoidhe Clan. In this area, where Coffey is pronounced’ Cowney', the place Bunocowney is named after them and there are still many Coffeys still to be found there. Descendants of a second branch of the sept related to the O’ Maddens of Ul Maine are now found in county Roscommon. A third sept, celebrated bards of bygone days was located in the lonely moors of Westmeath, but its descendants have long since dispersed. The most prominent of the seven Coffeys who were Gaelic poets was the sixteenth century bard Dermot O’ Coffey. Charles Coffey, born in 1700, was an actor who inspired by the Gaelic tradition, first introduced Irish Airs into one of his plays. More recently George Coffey descended from the Coffey of Munster, became a famous archaeologist; he died in 1916. This surname is now found in many parts of Irelnd, as shown by the fact that the place name Rathcoffey in both countries of Leix and Kildare.
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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