Connell 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 Connell Irish surname. The Connell 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 Connell Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Connell family history parchment:
This ancient sept dominated the brooding and mysterious loughs and mountains of Kerry, claiming descent from Eremonian Aengus Turmeach, who is thought to have been High King of Ireland in 280 B.C. The early form of the name was O’ Conghail, and the sept was originally in East Kerry, their chieftain being Lord of Magimihy in the beautiful Killarney region. In the 11th century the O’ Donoghues drove them Westwards to the Atlantic Coast where, by the 15th century, they had become hereditary governors of Ballycarbery Castle. During the upheavals of the 17th century, the most prominent family of the sept was moved to County Clare, where its descendants still remain. Today the leading O’ Connell family are once again located in the Barony of Magimihy. This sept has produced truly outstanding Irishmen. An exile, Daniel count O’ Connell who died in 1833, was the last colonel of the Irish Brigade in France at a time when his kinsman, Baron Moritz O’ Connell, also serving on the continent was chamberlain to three different emperors. Friar John O’ Connell composed the historical poem ‘Tuireadh na Heireann’ in 1700, and Peter, another academic of the family, born seventy-five years later, was described as ‘The Best Irish Scholar in the Ireland of a century ago’.
Maurice O’ Connell was a celebrated square, smuggler and autocrat known as ‘hunting cad’ but it was his nephew who was to give the name world-wide fame. This impressive barrister, Daniel O’ Connell, early in the 18th century, earned the title ‘the Liberator by his representation of the Irish people in the house of commons, he was a sincere and gifted statesman whose magnificent oratory made nimao eminent leader. The prefix ‘O’ disappeared in the period of Gaelic suppression and, unlike other names, it 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!