Condon 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 Condon Irish surname. The Condon 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 Condon Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Condon family history parchment:
This family came from England to Ireland with the Anglo- Norman invasion of 1179. Although they did not become completely Gaelicised , like many other Norman families. They nevertheless fought with the M'Carthys, the most powerful Gaelic clan in their area, and regarded themselves as a true sept. In fact, Daniel Condon referred to himself as Chief of the Sept in a letter to the Secretary of State in 1605. The Condon family stronghold was the Castle of Cloghleagh near Kilworth which lies in a rich pastoral valley at the western end of the Knockmealdown mountains. So when land did the family own in this part of County Cork, that the area adjoining Limerick and Tipperary is known as the Barony of Condons. Until the mid- seventeenth century, their English descent protected them from the ravages of the various wars and upheavals, however, in 1641 no less than twenty-one Condons lost their estates, civil rights and in some cases, their lives. Later, in 1690, they once more suffered for supporting James II. Since this time, partly as a result of their catastrophies, and also through intermarriage, the Condons have become totally Irish, and they are still to be found for the most part, in their native territory around South Tipperary and North East Cork. David family’s troubled times, and more recently an emigrant, Edward O’ Meagher Condon who attempted to rescue some of his countrymen from Manchester Jail in 1867. He was saved from the Gallows only by his American citizenship.
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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