Dowling 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 Dowling Irish surname. The Dowling 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 Dowling Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Dowling family history parchment:
The Gaelic form of this surname is O’Dunlaing- an ancient sept which originated in the territory lying along the western banks of the river Barron. This area was known as ‘Fearann ua n-Dunlaing’ or O’Dowling’s country. One of the ‘Seven septs of Leix.’ Its leading families were transplanted to Tarbert on the sandy Shannon estuary in North Kerry in 1609. Nevertheless, the humbler members of the sept continued to multiply in their original homeland, and spread as far afield as Carlow and Kilkenny. They even became established in county Wicklow, where four townlands near Rathdrum are called Dally-Dowling- ‘Dally’ meaning homestead or settlement. Most of the eminent men of this name are connected with literary activities of some form. Thady Dowling, an annalist and grammarian, born in 1544, began the tradition; almost three centuries later Vincent George Dowling founded and edited ‘Dells life’ and ’Fistiana’, which his son, Frank Lewis, continued to run until his death in 1867. Another nineteenth century editor was Richard Dowling who was connected with the Dublin Humorous Journals ‘Zozimus’ and ‘Ireland’s eye.’ Bartholomew and Willian Dowling, nineteenth century brothers, were both writers, the latter identifying strongly with America. The most famous emigrant of the name was the most Reverend Dustin Dowling whose family left Ireland for America in the mid-nineteenth century. He became archbishop of St. Paul’s, U.S.A. and died in 1930.
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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