Egan 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 Egan Irish surname. The Egan 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 Egan Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Egan family history parchment:
This surname is the anglicised version of the the Gaelic name MacDodhagain, and is derived from the Christian name Dodh or hugh; 'Mac' meaning 'son of' was the prefix normally added to a father's name, or that of a prominent leader in the course of the eleventh century when surnames became permanent. In modern times the prefix is seldom used. The McEgans were originally a small, distinguished family among the group of tribes called the Ui Maine in Connaught, who dispersed at an early date and settled in the ancient Kingdom of Ormond. Here they served the powerful chiefs of the area as 'Brehons' - hereditary lawyers and learned men. The most important being McEgan, chief Brehon to O'Connor fally. Many McEgans have been associated with the church. Owen McEgan, who was to have been Bishop of Ross, met an untimely death in battle against Elizabethan forces in 1603. In the latter part of the eighteenth century the Most Reverend Doetius Egan was Archibishop of Tuam; the Most Reverend Cornelius Egan was nineteenth century Bishop of Kerry, and an early emigrant, Reverend Michael Egan became Bishop of Philadelphia at the end of the eighteenth century. John Egan, an Irish contemporary of hte last named, was of a different stamp: a member of Parliament, he was infamous for his duelling escapades. The name Keegan, and early corruption of this name, is found in two areas South East Ireland and Connaught, Egans, however, are still mainly concentrated in their original haunts: in Ormond, the territory which was made up of much of Tipperary, Kilkenny and Offaly.
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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