Regan 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 Regan Irish surname. The Regan 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 Regan Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Regan family history parchment:
The name is one that is very frequently found and widely distributed throughout Ireland. In common with other names of this kind, it seems that the number of early groups to hold the name grew up independently in different areas. The most important of these was the clan of O Riagain whose territory lay in counties Meath and Dublin. They were known as one of the four tribes of Tara, and figured largely in the struggle against the Norsemen. By the middle of the ninth century these raiders had taken their galleys up the Bann to Lough Neagh and up the Shannon to the general plain. Another significant sept were descended from Riagan who has nephew of Brian Boru, the hero of the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 which provided a final check on the Norse conquest. They were associated with the Thomond area of Limerick. The Anglo-Norman invasion in the twelfth century dispersed the former group although their descendants can still be found in country Leix were many of their ancestors migrated. In modern times, it is County Cork where the greatest concentration of Regans and O’Regans occur. There have been various attempts to link the existing groups. Several seventeenth century authorities claim that some of the Limerick branch stem from the county Leix O’Regans and certainly some families in both areas bear the same arms. Two Regans have been particularly notable in Irish history. Maurice O’Regan wrote a contemporary account of the Norman invasion under Strongbow, as Richard de Clare was known. Teize O’Regan is remembered for his distinguished action at the seige of Limerick in the service of James II.
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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