Byrne 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 Byrne Irish surname. The Byrne 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 Byrne Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Byrne family history parchment:
The Gaelic form of this surname is O'Broin or 'descendant of Broen' an 11th century King of Leinster. His tribe, originally from County Kildare, went to ground in the wild mountains and wooded ravines of South Wicklow in the wake of the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1179. It was here that they settled, with their chiefs residing at Ballinacor. They were a proud, fearless clan who were among the few ancient Irish tribes to successfully resist invaders of the territory. It was only in the closing years of the 16th century when the most formidable of their cheiftains - Fiacha McHugh O'Byrne was caught and killed, and his son Phelim was wrongly accused of crimes by the English, that their estates and power began to disintegrate. The O'Brynes heroic explores in the 16th century have been immortalised in the famous 'Neabhar Branach' or Book of the O'Brynes'. In the 18th century they were still active in the 1798 Irish Rebellion. They were also prominent in France. where they owned extensive vineyards near Bordeaux, and entered the French Nobility in 1770. More recently, in America, the Most Reverend Doctor Andrew Bryne became a missionary to the Indians in the first half of the nineteenth century. John Byne, who emigrated to New York at the time of the Great Irish famine, became a brilliant surgeon and pioneered the successful cauterisation of malignant tumours. Thomas F. Byrne, of the New York Police Department, made his reputation in an entirely different field: he developed the 'third-degree' method of interrogation.
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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