Your Irish Family Coat Of Arms
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 Barrett Irish surname. The Barrett Irish 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 Barrett Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Barrett parchment:
It is generally considered that this surname was brought to Ireland In 1171 with the Anglo-Norman invasion. The Norman branch of family chose to settle around Mayo and Galway, while the Anglo-Saxon element penetrated the deep wooded gorges and glens of County Cork. Both branches were completely assimilated into the native population of the Middle Ages, when they had considerably increased their wealth and influence by becoming lords of Tirawley. The family's extensive holdings in County Cork grew. They were judiciously guarded through the turbulent rebellions of the early seventeeth century, only to be fragmented in 1691 when Colonel John Barrett, who had raised an infantry regiment for King James, forfeited a large part of the estates. He died at the Battle of Landen, two years later, fighting for the French. Subsequent generations of the Barrett name found success in more creative spheres. George Barrett rose to prominence as a landscape painter in the second half of the eighteenth century, while the verses of his younger contemporary Richard were earning him the title of "Poet of Ennis.” The Reverend John Barrett, who died in 1821, and was associated with Dublin University, proved to be notable Hebrew scholar. During the nineteenth century the name spread to America, where Laurence Barrett (1838-1891) became one of the leading actors of the day. Fenian Michael Barrett found fame of a different kind when, in 1868, he was condemned for attempting to blow up Clerkenwell Prison, and became the last man to be publicly executed in England.
Four Options For You:
Print: Print shipped to your home.
Framed Print: Framed print shipped to your home
Unlimited Print Download: An ideal option if you would like your extended family to each have one.
Unique Original Parchment: If you would like to be the proud holder of the one and only original parchment for this name, you can purchase this pending availability.