Dugan 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 Dugan Irish surname. The Dugan 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 Dugan Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Dugan family history parchment:
The original Gaelic form of this name is O’Dubhagain, which means ‘descendant of Dubhagan,’ and there were two main septs bearing this name in ancient times. The most prominent of these held sway in the Kilworth mountains, north of the pretty town of Fermoy, and its chief was the lord of the land which is now known as Roche’s country. The other was located in Connaught, and was part of the larger population group, the Ui Maine. The town Ballyduggan, which means ‘homestead of the Duggans,’near Loughrea, situates at least one group exactly. It was the early, Connaught O’Dugans who played a unique role in Gaelic Ireland as hereditary ‘ollamhs’ or learned poets and historians. These usually served powerful families and often travelled extensively. The O’Dugans patrons were the O’Kellys, the mighty war like tribe of the west. John O’Dugan who died in 1372 was the co-author of the celebrated the ‘Topographical Poem’ and another Gaelic poet, Maurice O’Dugan put lyrics to the tune ‘Anchuil Fhionn.’ In later times, the tradition persisted even among emigrants to America. Peter Paul Dugan, who died in 1861 was a historian, and the American poet, Augustine Joseph Hickey Duganne, who died in 1884, was, in all likelihood, a member of the sept. In ecclessiastical spheres the most Reverend Patrick Duggan was a prominent bishop of Clonfert in the 1870’s. Today most Duggans in Ireland are found in Munster. The name is seenin various forms today: the most numerous being Duggan and Dugan.
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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