McLoughlin 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 McLoughlin Irish surname. The McLoughlin 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 McLoughlin Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McLoughlin family history parchment:
McLoughlin in its modern form conceals the fact that it was originally two quite distinct Gaelic septs. One of these was in fact not a 'mac' name at all, but in Irish was O’Maoilsheaclainn. This indicates descendants of Maoilsheaclainn who was also known as Malachy II. He was king of Ireland from 980 to 1002 when he was replaced by the Great Brian Boru. His own name signifies a servant or follower of Seachlainn (St. Secundinas) and he originated from the people of the famous Niall of the Nine Hostages, right to the end of the 17th century this name was anglicised as O’Melaghlin. From the 13th century onwards the O’Melaghlins, like all the Gaelic princes and chiefs of Meath general Ireland, were gradually displaced by the encroaching Anglo-Norman invasion. Although mentioned continuously in Medieval annals, and again in 1543 in an order concerning the establisoment of Martial Law in the midland counties, by the end of the 17th century their power had been so dissipated by successive invasions that they disappeared altogether as O’McLaghlins and the remaining few were subsequently known as McLoughlin. A great deal of research on this genealogy is now lodged with the Genealogical Office in Dublin Castle. The other groups was also a powerful and important sept originally but they too shared the decline after the Anglo-Norman invasion. Their influence in Ulster was finally ended at the battle in 1243. They were known as MacLochlaine in Irish but, although Lochlaion is a forename of Norse origin, it does not necessarily follow that the family was of Norse stock; they were actually descendants of the northern Ui Neill and their territory lay in Innishowen, County Donegal.
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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