O'Hara 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'Hara Irish surname. The O'Hara 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'Hara Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the O'Hara family history parchment:
This is the English form of the Gaelic name O'Heaghra which means 'descendant of Eaghra.’ The latter was of the royal family of Olioll Ollam, King of Munster, and was chief of Leyny in Sligo. In the mid-fourteenth century the group which had inherited his name split into two under the leadership of two chiefs- O'Hara Boy, derived from the word ‘Juide’- tawny, and O’Hara Reagh, from ‘Riaghach’- grizzled. The former was seated at Collooney, the latter at Ballyhara, which means 'homestead of the O'Haras’. A branch also migrated to County Antrim. The book of the O’Hara’ a celebrated manuscript which records the history of the early chieftains, still exists today. During the eighteenth century, the ancient aristocratic line of O'Haras became powerful landlords possessing more than twenty one thousand acres on estates at Cooper's Hill and Annaghmore. One family became Barons Tyrawley in 1706. The sept has produced several eminent men, not least of whom was Kane O'Hara, born in 1712. He wrote ‘Midas,’ a burlesque, which proved a spectacular hit with audiences in Dublin and London. Many nineteenth century O’Haras from emigrant families gained fame in America, the Reverend William O'Hara was the first bishop of Scranton. Theodore O’hara was a well-known soldier and journalist, endowed with a remarkable Irish gift for oratory. Maureen O'Hara, from Dublin, has made the name famous throughout the world.
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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