Carroll 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 Carroll Irish surname. The Carroll 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 Carroll Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Carroll parchment:
There are two distinct ancient septs from which this name is derived - the Mac Carrolls of ballymaccarroll in Ulsteer, and the more prominent group, the O'Carrolls. Both took their name from the warrior Lord of Ely, Ceardhal, who played a leading pare in the ultimate defeat of the horse oppressors at the battle of Clontarf in 1014. In the early fourteenth century, two M'Carrolls, Donslevy and Mulrory, distinguished themselves as outstanding musicians, the latter became chief minstrel of Ireland and Scotland, and the family as a whole was widely known for its musical talents. More Recently, James M'Carroll, who went to America in 1831, was a celebrated writer and inventor. Nevertheless, it was the O'Carrolls who were the more dominant sept, both numerically and in terms of power and influence. Of these there were two mainlines: chose descended from ely O'Carroll who held large estates in the Rich Pastoral Vales of Tipperary, and the O'Carrolls of Oriel who lose their cheif in the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1179 and dispersed into the coutryside of Monaghan. The descendants of ely also suffered at this time, and fled to the lonely expanses of Bog in Offaly. Here they staunchly adhered to Gaelic tradition and preserved a fierce independance until the close of the sixteenth century. The Carrolls have made reputations for themselves in America. Charles, who died in 1832, was the last signatory of the American declaration of Independence. Carrollton, in Maryland, was the family base, and from herd came the first Archbishop of Baltimore, the Most Reverend John Carroll.
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.