Hanlon 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 Hanlon Irish surname. The Hanlon 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 Hanlon Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Hanlon family history parchment:
The Gaelic form of this name is O'Hanluain which is derived from ‘O’ meaning ‘descendant of…’ and ‘luan’ meaning 'a champion.’ This sept was counted among the most important in Ulster and has been almost exclusively associated with county Armagh throughout history. Their chieftains were Lords of Orior, the O'Hanlon territory comprising the baronies of both Oneilland and Orior. Like all the great northern tribes they were obliged to fight to defend their land; in 1493 they held off an expedition led by the famous commander, Poynings, who was aiming to subdue the two most important chiefs of east Ulster namely of O’Hanlon and McGennis. During the troubled Tudor times Sir Oghie O'Hanlon managed to maintain his position and estates by conciliation; but in the end, it was to no avail for by the close of the seventeenth century, the family, together with other Gaelic aristocracies, had been dispossessed of all its lands. Indeed, in 1675, the best-known O’Hanlon was Redmond, an infamous highwayman, and brigand whose exploits made him one of the most celebrated of the colourful band of rogues who roamed the country at that time. The Reverend John Canon O'Hanlon achieved fame of a more sober kind; he is noted for his nine volumes of 'Lives of Irish Saints' and 'Irish American History.’ In modern times a group of O'Hanlons migrated to the county Cork, so today, the name is prevalent there as well as in county Armagh. The prefix ‘O' disappeared in the period of Gaelic suppression and, unlike other names, has not been revived.
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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