Donnelly 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 Donnelly Irish surname. The Donnelly 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 Donnelly Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Donnelly family history parchment:
The ancestor from whom this sept takes its name was Donnghalle O’ Heill who was seventeenth in descent from the fourth century high ring or Ireland, Niall of the nine hostages. Their surname was thus O’ Donnghalle in Gaelic and they were a branch of the powerful Ulster O’ Neills. The Donnellys’ original territory was in County Galway, but later they moved further east into County Tyrone, to the Western Edges of the fertile plain which borders Lough Neagh, settling around Ballydonnelly, which is named after them. It is in this part of Ireland that the name is still most usually found. The chiefs of the sept were hereditary Marshalls of the O’ Neill forces, famed for their daring leadership and bravery, Donnell O'Donnelly, the most outstanding of these died fighting in the battle of Kinsale in 1603, Patrick Modardha O’ Donnelly captured the septs ancient seat, Ballydonnelly castle, from Lord Caulfield in 1641, out the castle is still known as castle Caulfield. Modern Donnellys have made their name in America, more than at home. Ignatius Donnelly became Lieutenant governor of the state of Minnesota in 1858 at the age of twenty eight, and subsequently became a prolific writer, popular politician and ardent reformer. His sister, Eleanor Cecelia, seven years his junior, was noted for her devotional writings.
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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