Neill 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 Neill Irish surname. The Neill 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 Neill Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Neill family history parchment:
The O'Neill clan has a very distinguished history and its representatives figure lately in Irish affairs over a long period. It was Niall, King of Ireland, killed in battle with the Norsemen in A.D. 919, who gave his name to the powerful Ulster group. The famous Niall of the Nine Hostages was another ancestor. The Ulster clan, from whose arms the red hand of Ulster was taken, has been the most influential. The first to bear the surname was Donell O’Neill. They were the chief family of the Cinel Eoghan and their territory comprised what is now Tyrone, most of Derry and part of Donegal. The Ui Neill were high kings of Ireland down to the reign of Brian Boru which ended in 1014. There were two main branches, the northern Ui Neill, and the southern, who both established themselves in southern Ulster and Neath. In the 14th century one branch migrated to Antrim and were later known as Clann Aodha Buidhe from Hugh Boy O’Neill, slain in 1283. O’Neills are still well represented in this area as they are in West Ulster. Several independent clans existed in other parts of Ireland including the O’Neills of Thomond in Co. Clare, those of Co. Carlow in the barony of Rathvilly, and yet another who descendants are found in Co. Waterford and South Tipperary. There have been many famous representatives of the name, particularly the Earls of Tyrone in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Others of note include Arthur O’Neill, the blind harpist (1737-1816). Among those who emigrated to the United States of America was the actor James O’Neill, whose son Eugene (1888-1953) became the famous dramatist. The rpefix 'O' disappeared in the period of Gaelic suppresion and, unlike other names, it has not be revived.
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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