O'Shea 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 O'Shea Irish surname. The O'Shea 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 O'Shea Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the O'Shea family history parchment:
The largest concentration of O’Sheas is still to be found in Kerry where they were known in the Irish as O’Seaghdha or descendent of Seaghdha. The word translates us hawklike, with the consequent implications of fearless, stately, majestic. From the twelfth century onwards their numbers were more significant than their power, and a number of their leading members moved on to county Tipperary. We know that in 1381 for instance, there was an Odoneus O’Shee as Lord of Sheesland. The movement continued towards the east so that in 1499 not only was Robert Shee the sovereign of Kilkenny but the Shees as a group were known as the most influential members of the so-called ten tribes of Kilkenny- incidentally the only Gaelic name amongst them. The forms Shee and O’Shee tend to be found mainly in this area and seem to be derived from an Anglicised pronunciation of Shea. Even in the nineteenth century, the member of Parliament for Kilkenny was Sir William Shee, also notable as the first Catholic judge in Ireland since 1690. In line with the general trend, many O’Sheas made their fortunes and reputations outside Ireland. Captain Robert O’Shea fought with Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden and with others of the same name, was a distinguished officer in France. Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769-1850) was president of the Royal Academy in London for twenty years. In America John Dawson Gilmary O’Shea, the notable historian was the son of a leading figure in Irish-American affairs who emigrated to the United States of America in 1815.
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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