Brennan 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 Brennan Irish surname. The Brennan 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 Brennan Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Brennan family history parchment:
This is the Anglicised form of two different Gaelic surnames - O Braonáin and Mac Branáin -which belonged to five quite distinct septs or clans. The two most important were located around East Roscommon and North Kilkenny, where their name survives into modern times. The latter sept were the Princes of Idough, whose power and lands declined considerably in time until, by the seventeenth century, they earned dubious distinction in Leinster, as leaders of bands of highwaymen and origands. The name also includes some illustrious individuals. The Reverend John Brennan (1625-1693) was Bishop of Waterford and Archbishop of Cashel, and a good friend of the Blessed Oliver Plankett. Though he was continually hounded by Priest hunters, he never left the diocese and his reports to Rome contain much interesting information about the Ireland of this day. Another John Brennan, born in 1768, was a satirist of Dublin doctors, and known as the 'Wrestling doctor' in our own century, Louis Brennan was the outstanding inventor of the guided torpedo and monorail railway: he did much of his work in Australia, while engaged on Research for the Government. Francis Brennan (1894-1968) was an American Cardinal Archbishop while William Joseph Brennan, who was born in 1906, is in associate Justine of the United States Supreme Court.
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!