O'Halloran 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'Halloran Irish surname. The O'Halloran 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''Halloran Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the O'Halloran family history parchment:
This is the Anglicised form of the Gaelic name O’Hallmburain, derived from the word 'Allmhurach’ which means pirate or stranger from overseas. The name originally belonged to two separate septs, one in Galway, the other in Clare. It was the first who were the most prominent in ancient times, being lords of the lonely wildernesses which stretched to the west of Galway city and Lough Corrib. This territory was called Clann Fearghaile and the sept's motto was thus ‘Clann Fearghaile Abu.’ They are recorded among the powerful Gaelic aristocracy of Western Ireland in the ‘Composition Book of Connaught' written in 1585. The O’Hallorans of Clare were related to the McNamaras and originally dwelt at Ogonnelloe on the beautiful south west shores of Lough Berg; they subsequently drifted southwards into Limerick. It is this sept which has borne all the more famous men of the name. Two eighteenth century brothers, Sylvester and Joseph Ignatius, won reknown in entirely unrelated spheres. The former was a surgeon and eye specialist, the latter a professor of Philosophy at Bordeaux. Sir Joseph O'Halloran, who was born in 1763, pursued a long and distinguished career with the British army, while still maintaining strong interests in Limerick. Of his eight sons, also in the service, Thomas and William, who were based in Australia, became the most well known. Another O'Halloran, who ended up in Australia as headmaster of a school in Sydney, was Laurence Hines O'Halloran, who had been transported there following a roving life as poet and adventurer.
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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