Your Irish Family Coat Of Arms
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 Cassidy Irish surname. The Cassidy Irish 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 Cassidy Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Cassidy parchment:
This small, but distinguished sept originated in Fermanagh as Ollavs and physicians to the Maguires, one of the most powerful septs in Ulster. This role, which they maintained until the closing years of the sixteenth century, was essentially Gaelic in concept. It embodied a store of learning accumulated and handed down through generations of the same family, always for the service of its patrons. Giolla Moduda O’ Cassidy was a Gaelic poet who died in 1143, and whose writing is still preserved. Another example of the erudition which characterised the family was Rory Cassidy Archdeacon of Clogher, who assisted Cathal Maguire when he compiled the ‘Annals of Ulster’ during the fifteenth century. After the breakdown of the Gaelic order and the confiscation of much of the O’ Cassidy’s land in the early seventeenth century, the sept declined, and individuals such as Thomas Cassidy met Chequered fortunes. He began his career as an Augustinian friar. Rejected the order and was expelled, to spend the rest of his life wandering and writing a pungent autobiography in much the same racy style as his French predecessor, Rabelais. Many of one sept emigrated. A Cassidy is listed as a quartermaster with the Irish brigade in France in 1745, and William Cassidy, the American politician who was born in 1815, was the grandson of immigrant family.
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.