McMahon 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 McMahon Irish surname. The McMahon 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 McMahon Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McMahon family history parchment:
McMahon is one of Ireland's best known names and like many of the ancient Gaelic names it is still most frequently found in the area where the original sept or clan settled and established themselves. In Irish, it is MacMathghamha or the more modern MacMahuna, said to be derived from the Irish word for dear. Two areas are particularly associated with the name and the two distinct septs who founded it. In county Clare it is the most numerous name in the county lists. This group traces its descent from Mahon, son of Murtagh Mor O’Brien, King of Ireland, who died in 1119. The last inaugurated chief of the name was killed at the battle of Kinsale in 1602. Their territory was Corcabashin in West Clare. The other sept was associated chiefly with County Monaghan in Ulster. Following the decline of the O'Carrolls they became Lords of Orel in the 13th century and today the name is still the most numerous in the county. The family has had a particular relationship with the church in Ulster. An early bishop of Clogher, Heber McMahon (1600-1650) was also a notable commander of the Ulster army. In the 18th century three McMahons of the same family were all first bishops of Clogher and subsequently archbishops of Armagh. These were Bernard McMahon (1680-1747), his uncle Hugh, who died in 1737, and his brother, Ross Roe McMahon (1698-1748). Many other McMahons represented the name in various causes, like Colonel Brian McMahon who fought at Denburg in 1646; Colonel Art McMahon infantry regiment was notable in King James Irish army. Many McMahons served in the Irish brigades.
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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