McDowell Family Crest
Beautifully arranged in this parchment and created by Edmond McGrath (RIP) in the 1970s and only rediscovered after 40 years in safe storage, we bring you a very special illustration that encompasses symbols of your Irish tribal heritage. The owner of this name is by definition a child of Ireland in culture and in blood!
On this A1 (23.4 x 33.1 inch) sized parchment, your special Irish Coat of Arms is deservedly embellished by all the many ancient Celtic inspirations of Irish artists, scholars and architects. At the centre you see the backdrop of the Kerry landscape with her scenic Killarney lakes, whilst other bordering elements are the craftsmanship of sculptors and builders who managed to create works of art with the most basic of tools. With this parchment you will see your family name as an integral part of the Irish story which will forever remain an integral part of Irish heritage.
This parchment can be an heirloom for many generations yet to come as your family thrive into the future making their own mark on history as your ancestors did. Your unique Irish family Coat of Arms is a wonderful creative reminder that your name has an Irish tribal identity with its origin, derivatives and impact on the culture of Ireland and worldwide. All of this written in Celtic calligraphy. The design inspiration is about Ireland’s story and how your family have made a mark on Ireland history.
Features of Ireland illustrated include:
- 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 McDowell Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McDowell family history parchment:
The Gaelic form of this name is O’ Dubhghaill, which comes from ‘dub ghall’ or ‘dark foreigner’, words often used in ancient times to denote a horseman or scandinavian. Its origins, therefore, lay among the early Nordic invaders, particularly as the name has always been most usually found in South Eastern Coastal areas, where horse settlements sprang up. Some Boyles, however, may be descended from Dubhgilla, son of Bruadar, King of Idrone, or County Carlow, in 851. Though it was a Boyle who built the first bridge over the Liffey in Dublin, most outstanding men of this name have been writers. The most famous of these is undoubtedly Sir Arthur Conan Boyle, born in 1859 in Edinburgh, but descended from a Dublin family; the world renowned detective Sherlock Helmes is his creation. He also wrote plays, and lectured on spiritualism. His grandfather, John Boyle, was born in Dublin in 1797, and became a celebrated caricaturist. His contributions to ‘panch’ between 1829 and 1851, under the initials ‘N.O’ demonstrated his restrained satire and gentle but piquant criticism, making him a popular model for subsequent political cartoonists. His contemporary, James Warren Boyle, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, was a Polemical Writer who gained enormous influence in the 1820’s. Today, the name is widespread in Ireland but still chiefly associated with the Counties of Wicklow, Wexford and Carlow. In Ulster the name Boyle is found as McDowell or Dowell especially in County Roscommon.
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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