Fitzgerald 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 Fitzgerald Irish surname. The Fitzgerald 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 Fitzgerald Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Fitzgerald family history parchment:
Fitzgeralds in Ireland trace their origins to one man, Gerald, who came with his wife, Nesta, Princess of Wales, from Pembroke. In the 12th century Anglo-Norman invasion., ‘Fitz’ means ‘son of’ and so it was his son, Maurice who formed the permanent surname. This ambitious ruling family known as the Geraldines fill the pages of Irish history, and two noble branches of it still exist under the titles of Duke of Leinster and Knight of Glinand of Kerry. These represent the original two branches of the family, one of which settled in Kildare, the other in Desmond. Their power was enormous. Garret Fitzgerald, ‘The Great Earl, enjoyed a remarkable political career as Lord Deputy of Ireland in the late 15th century. His grandson, known as ‘silken Thomas’ because of the silk fridge on his soldiers’ helmets, had a spectacular, if brief, like being executed at the age of twenty-four, with five of his uncles, at Tyburn in 1537. His sister, Elizabeth, brought up with the Tudor princesses, was a celebrated beauty, known as ‘the fair Geraldine’. Her Kinswoman, ‘the old countess: wife of the twelfth Earl of Kildare, was one hundred years old when she died in 1604. All families have a black sheep, and the Geraldines were no exception. George Robert, executed for murder in 1786, was a noted Duellist whose infamous, lawless excesses terrified all who knew him. The ape in the Kildare coat-of-arms commemorates a 13th-century incident when, to the terror of the family, Thomas Maurice Fitzgerald’s baby son, was snatched from his cradle and carried to the castle bac battlements by a tame ape. He was fortunately for later generations, returned safely to his bed.
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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