Connelly 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 Connelly Irish surname. The Connelly 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 Connelly Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Connelly parchment:
Most of the people bearing the surname are descended from three Gaelic Septs- the O’ Conghalaigh of Monaghan, the O’ Coingheallaigh of Munster, and another sept in Connaught belonging to the larger ethnic group, the Ul Maine. It was the first of these septs which was most prominent in early times, as it had been one of the ‘Four Tribes of Tara’ whose ancient worship and inaugural ceremonies centered around the hill of Tara in County Meath. They were driven Northward to Monaghan by the Anglo- Norman invasion of the Twelfth century. As late as 1591 the group still had a chief of the name- Tirlogh O’ Connola. Today the name is still found in its ancient domains, Galway, Monaghan and Cork, but two outstanding O’ Connollys came from Meath families. William Connolly, member of parliament for County Kildare and Speaker in the House of Commons, was regarded as the richest man in Ireland in his time. It was at his funeral in 1729, that the custom of wearing linen scarves came into being, and was perpetrated to help the linen trade. This illustrious name has occurred in different circles all over the world. The Rev. John Connolly became Archbishop of New York at the close of the eighteenth century. Henry Connolly, born in Kentucky in 1800, of an immigrant family, was a pioneer and the first elected Governor of New Mexico. James Connolly, who was executed in 1916, helped to organize the Irish Transport and General Workers Union in Dublin. Pierce Francis Connolly was a sculptor of some note. ‘Little Mo’Connolly made the name famous in sport when she became a tennis sensation in 1950 atomy 16. The prefix ‘O’ disappeared in the period of Gaelic suppression and, unlike most other Irish names, it has not been revived. During the centuries and due to mis-spelling the name has many variations including O’ Connoolly, Connolly and Connelly.
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.