Casey 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 Casey Irish surname. The Casey 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 Casey Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Casey family history parchment:
In ancient times there were six unrelated septs bearing this name in Ireland, but the two earliest, and most important in their day, namely the lords of the Sualthdi in County Dublin and the O’ Cathasaigh of Fermanagh, declined quickly, and today the name is found mainly in areas where the other four groups were located. One of these septs lived around Liscannor at the western end of the fertile Golden Vale; a second, also in Munster, was based at Mitchelstown in the Picturesque Valley between the Kilmore mountains and the towering in cones of the Galey Range, the two remaining branches were in North Connaught, around Tirawley in County Mayo, and in the Barony of Athlone in County Roscommon. All were ‘erenachs’’ or lay holders of what had originally been church property. There was also a M'Casey sept in Oriel which provided three bishops to the See of Clogher in the fourteenth century. The O’ Caseys of Bally Guddermore near Waterford have left interesting archaeological remains called ‘Casey’s Lios’, and there have been several eminent O’ Caseys in more modern times. Admiral Joseph Gregory O’ Casey, who was born in 1787, of a Limerick family, rose to be Minister of Marine if the French Government. John Keegan Casey was a poet of the mid-nineteenth century who was included, together with five other minor writers, in the ‘Poets of Ireland’ by O’ Donoghue. The man who was stamped this name indelibly on contemporary thought is Seàn O’ Casey, an important playwright of the modern theatre, who died in 1964. The prefix ‘O’ disappeared in the period of Gaelic suppression and, unlike other names, has not been revived.
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!