The Breen 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 Breen Irish surname. The Breen 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 Breen Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Breen family history parchment:
This surname is derived from the Gache names McBraoin and OBraoin but, although widespread in Ireland, it had dropped both prefixes as early as 1659. The McBreens were an ancient sept who flourished in Ossory, around knocktopher. Their importance declined with the upheaval of the Anglo-Norman Invasion in 1179, and they scattered. The many present-day Breens in the neighbouring county of Wexford are, therefore, in all likelihood, their descendants. Perphaps the more important family, the O'Breens, held territory in the bare and lonely peat bogg of Offaly and Westmeath. In 1421 O'Breen, Lord of Brawney is cited among the great chieftans of the Irish nation. Branches of this sept lived in north Connaught where,over the centuries, their name was corrupted to Bruen-in County Roscommon and Browne-in Mayo. It is thought that William Browne, born at Foxford ID 1777, and renowned as the creator of the Argentine Navy, may have been descended from the O'Breens of Connaught. Darry N. Breen was a well-known nineteenth-century poet; while in 1793 at the height of the Terror in France, listed among the Irish nuns who were arrested, was one Elizabeth Breen. The nineteenth century was a period of mass emigration as thousands ventured to the New World in an effort to escape the poverty and unemployment of Ireland one such person, a Michael Brien, set sail on the 'Sea Bird' from the Palway on the 15th kide 1848, bound for Quebec. He was 22 when he sailed and had little to lose: a caoin on a road of land Broughill. He was single. The variation in spelling may be accounted for by the fact that literacy was not one of the talents the emigrants took with them.
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!