Mullen 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 Mullen Irish surname. The Mullen 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 Mullen Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Mullen family history parchment:
The name Mullan has many variations including Mullen and Mullin in Connaught, Mullane Add Mullins in Cork, Limerick, and Clare, or McMullen from the original Scottish form. In Irish, it is O’ Maolain, the derivation of which may be the Gaelic word 'maol' meaning bald. This gives some indication of the complexity of its history. Certainly in some cases, it is an abbreviation of MacMullen, the Scottish surname of a considerable number of 17th-century settlers. These immigrants settled In Ulster on land forfeited by its original tenants and were consequently known as ‘planters’ because they had been planted there. There are also a number of historic septs or clans of different origins. One sept of O' Mullan belongs to Co. Galway; the ancestor from whom they take their name was Mullan, a descendant of a King of the Province of Connaught. In Ulster another sept was associated with Tyrone and Derry. Writing in 1608 Sir Arthur Chichester, deputy of Ulster, mentions O' Mullane, as one of the most important groups under the O' Cahanes. Their most famous member was Shane Crosagh O' Mullan, a romantic brigand, who, having been evicted from his property round about 1729, led what has been called 'a fabulous Robin Hood type of existence' in the mountains. Like so many of their countrymen many Mullans crossed the Atlantic to the U.S.A. John Mullan (1830-1909), son of an Irish emigrant, became an explorer and pioneer. Dr. James Mullin (1846-1920) was a remarkable illustration diligence and struggle. He came from a very poor family and worked on a farm at the age of eleven. His education was entirely the result of his own efforts and he eventually became an M.D. and wrote many books.
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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