O'Toole 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''Toole Irish surname. The O'Toole 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'Toole Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the O'Toole family history parchment:
Throughout their history, the O’Tooles- O Tuathall in Irish- are noted for their involvement in military struggles of one kind or another. From the Anglo-Norman invasion at the end of the 12th century until the end of the 17th century they never ceased to resist conquest. They were assisted in this by the nature of their territory which, although not far from Dublin, was situated in the wooded and mountainous Co. Wicklow. It was to Felim O’Toole at Glendalough that Hugh O’Neill, the great opponent of the Tudor conquest, came for shelter following his escape from Dublin Castle in 1590. O’Toole lands covered the same area as the diocese of Glendalough and their influence was such that, until the 13th century when it was united with Dublin, their chiefs wielded the power to nominate the Abbots and Bishops of Glendalough. One Abbot was Laurence O’Toole who, in 1171, despite being archbishop of Dublin took up arms to fight the invaders. He is believed to have founded St. Saviour’s monastery near Derrybawn in 1162. He was later canonized; the remains of the monastery can still be seen. A great many other O’Tooles followed his pattern and in the 18th century took up military service abroad in France and other European countries. Captian Luke O’Toole was personally decorated by Pope Clement III for his part in the dairing exploit to rescue Maria Clementina Sodleski of Poland, subsequently wife of James III- the ‘old pretender.’ Another Laurence O’Toole (b. 1722) of Fairfield, Co. Wexford, was an officer in the Irish brigade in France and had eight sons. All of whom served in the French army, the eldest Colonel John O’Toole was made a count, the ancestor of the present Count O’Toole of Limoges.
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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