McDonough Family Crest
Beautifully arranged in this parchment and created by Edmond McGrath (RIP) in the 1970s and only rediscovered after 40 years in safe storage, we bring you a very special illustration that encompasses symbols of your Irish tribal heritage. The owner of this name is by definition a child of Ireland in culture and in blood!
On this A1 (23.4 x 33.1 inch) sized parchment, your special Irish Coat of Arms is deservedly embellished by all the many ancient Celtic inspirations of Irish artists, scholars and architects. At the centre you see the backdrop of the Kerry landscape with her scenic Killarney lakes, whilst other bordering elements are the craftsmanship of sculptors and builders who managed to create works of art with the most basic of tools. With this parchment you will see your family name as an integral part of the Irish story which will forever remain an integral part of Irish heritage.
This parchment can be an heirloom for many generations yet to come as your family thrive into the future making their own mark on history as your ancestors did. Your unique Irish family Coat of Arms is a wonderful creative reminder that your name has an Irish tribal identity with its origin, derivatives and impact on the culture of Ireland and worldwide. All of this written in Celtic calligraphy. The design inspiration is about Ireland’s story and how your family have made a mark on Ireland history.
Features of Ireland illustrated include:
- 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 McDonough Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McDonough family history parchment:
This surname is Mac Donnchada in Gaelic, and means ‘son of Donnchada’, the latter being a well known personal name of ancient origin. It arose in two different parts of Ireland. In County Cork the most prominent McDonogh family held the strong castle of ranturk in the Allow valley, and were known as Lords of Duhallow. They were a branch of the powerful MaCarthys, and it is believed that many among them assumed this name. The other McDonogh sept was in Connaught, where its chiefs were Lords of Tireril in County Sligo; they were descended from the same stock as the McDermots of Roscommon. Several McDonoghs have achieved fame, many overseas. No less than forty members of one McDonogh family in Sligo served in the Irish brigade in France. John McDonogh, born in Ireland in 1779, is remembered for his philanthropic work on behalf of slaves in America. In 1814, at the battle of Plattsburg, another McDonogh, Thomas, made his mark as an officer in the American Navy when he played a significant part in the colony’s victory. He was eventually given command of the American forces in the Mediterranean. In Ireland, Thomas McDonagh, who was excused in 1916, was a poet of some note, and in the following generation Donagh McDonagh was also a writer and dramatist. During the passing of time the name has become changed through mis-spelling and variations include McDonough, McDonagh, McDonough and Donaghy.
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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