The Aherne 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 Aherne Irish surname. The Aherne 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 Aherne Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Aherne family history parchment:
The earliest Gaelic Root of this is O h’Eachthighearna which means ‘horse lord.’ The prefix 'O’ meaning 'son’ was often added to a father's name of occupation to form a permanent surname for the sept, but in this case it was dropped from later variants, such as Ahern, and the anglicised Hearn, during the Gaelic suppression period. The family originally came from the ancient kingdom of Thomond, more specifically from the fertile, undulating area which is now called Sixmilebridge in the County of Clare. From the fourteenth century onwards, the clan began to drift south Alan of Nathern who was Bishop of Kerry from 1336 to 1347 was an early migrant. In the census of 1658 bearers of the name were found to be widespread throughout the counties of Cork and Waterford, though some of those in Waterford may have been of English extraction. Among this family's famous ancestors is one Giellananemh O’Huidrin who died in 1420, and whose interest in the savage and mysterious Irish landscape led him to complete O'Dugan's highly acclaimed 'Topographical Poem.’ More Recently there was John Ahern who wrote the first book on Architecture to be printed in Ireland in 1754. His namesake in a succeeding generation joined the flock of ‘wild geese'- as Irish exiles who sold their bravery to continental armies were known and died fighting for Napoleon in 1806 at the age of 37.
The Print Options For You:
Note: Free shipping for all options.
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!