Carty 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 Carty Irish surname. The Carty 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 Carty Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Carty family history parchment:
This is one of the largest, most ancient, and most illustrious septs in Ireland. It originated in the third century when King Olliun Olum divided Munster between his sons, Cormac Cas and Eogan. The latter took Desmond which was the Southern Portion, and his followers became known as the Eoghanacht. The Gaelic Mac Càrthaigh derives from Càrthach, a lod of the Eoghanacht, who was burnt to death in a house in 1045. It is a curious fact that certain christian names recur with this surname throughout the annals of military, political and cultural history. One is Justin, the anglicised version of Saorbreathach, Còrthach's father, and the others are Fineen, Florence, Cormac or Charles. Three main branches of the sept were formed, M'Carthy Mòr flourished in the wooded Glens and Fjords of berry, and founded there the beautiful Muckross Abbey. M'Carthy Reagh belonged to West Cork, and Cormac M'Carthy was responsible for outgoing the unique Romanesque Chapel at Cashel in 1127. The famous Blarney Castle was the residence of the MasKerry M'Carthys - the blarney stone had, most likely, been an inaugural platform for their chieftains. In later times the sept maintained its importance, out their estates had diminished by the eighteenth century. The learned fineen, chief of the M'Carthy Reagh, served in Queen Elizabeth's Army and was then confined to the Tower of London, where he wrote a history of ancient Ireland. Justin, Court M'Carthy was ennobled by Louis XVI, for his fine and rich book collection. His namesake, who died in 1912, was a historian, novelist and politician. Another namesake, the Earl of Mount Cashell, commanded one of James II's regiments, and the Irish brigade. Over the centuries the name has undergone change; prominent among the variations are Carty, M'Carty & M'Carthy.
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!
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