McKeogh 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 McKeogh Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McKeogh family history parchment:
Present-day holders of this name, Mac Eochaidh in Irish, are descended from one of the three quite distinct septs or clans of McKeogh. The greatest concentration of them today is in Leinster where the most historically important group was to be found. As often happened, there was a certain amount of movement before they settled in County Wexford. They are believed to have originally come from North Kildare to County Wicklow in early Mediaeval Times. They came with the powerful O’ Byrne family with whom they held the office of hereditary Bard. This tradition was maintained, notably by Maolmuire McReogh, recorded by the Four Masters as professor of poetry in Leinster in 1534. There are a number of other poets of the same name. After Leinster the name is mainly found in the area around Limerick although the place name Ballymackeogh occurs in County Tipperary. The other sept were one of the Ul Maine group and their homeland lay in county Roscommon. The ancestor after whom they were named was Eochaidh O’Kelly and, as Lord of Magh Finn, their territory of Moy Finn in the Barony of Athlone, was known as McKeogh’s country for a very long time. The place-name Keoghville is one indication of their influence. Two distinguished representatives of the name in the eighteenth century were both John Keoghs: one a mathematician and the other a botanist and zoologist. Among those of Irish descent in America was Captain Miles Walter Keogh (1840-1876) who died at the Battle of Little Bighorn leaving his horse as the sole survivor on the army’s side.
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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