O'Connor 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 O'Connor Irish surname. The O'Connor 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 O'Connor Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the O'Connor family history parchment:
This name, O’Conchodhair in Gaelic, ranks among the five most prominent in Ireland. Originally it belonged to six distinct septs, four of which still survive in great numbers. The most influential of these was the O’Connor sept of Connaught which was descended from Conchodar, King of Connaught, in the mid-tenth century. This family produced the last two kings of all Ireland namely Turlough O’Connor and his son Rory. Both men had to contend with fierce warring factions at home and during his kingship, Rory was forced to submit to a relentless wave of Anglo-Norman invasions in 1179 which were to utterly change the face of Ireland. Later descendants of the sept included several prominent scholars andauthors: Matthew, born in 1773, wrote the ‘History of the Irish Catholics,’ and Charles Owen O’Connor who was president of the Royal irish Academy at the end of the nineteenth century. Another important O’Connor sept, whose chief O’Connor Kerry resided at Carrigafoyle castle, held sway over extensive territories in North Kerry. This sept produced eminent commanders for the Irish brigades in France and three prominent nineteenth century Irish-Americans: brothers Michael and James, who became United States bishops, and Patrick Edward Connor, a frontiersman, Indian fighter and confederate soldier. Two other groups bearing this name are the O’Connors of Corcomoroe in North Clare, and the O’Connors of Offaly, who trace their origins back to Cathaoir Mor, a second century king of Ireland. This sept was constantly at war, and finally dispossessed of most of its lands in the sixteenth century. A fifth sept, the O’Connors of Glengiven, were descended from a third century king of Munster, Cian, son of Oilioll Olum.
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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