Conway 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 Conway Irish surname. The Conway 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 Conway Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Conway parchment:
This is the English version of several similar, but distinct Gaelic names, belonging to septs in all corners of Ireland. Among the most ancient of these was the Mac Connmhaigh of Thomond, whose name comes from the old Irish ‘Condmach; meaning ; ‘head smashing’. In the early fourteenth century , however, one, Gillananacy O’ Connmhaigh, was following less warlike pursuits as chief professor of music in the Kingdom of Thomond, other important septs were the Mac Conmidhe of County Tyrone, and the O'Connbuidhe of Easky in Sligo. Their name derives probably from ‘Cubuidhe’ or yellow hound. A group called the O Conomhachain in County Mayo, not only had their name anglicised to Conway, but also to O’ Conoughan and Ranavaghan, they were originally a branch of the O’ Hara family. Among the famous ecclesiastical men of this name were two fifteenth century bishops of Kilmacduagh and the fervert Jesuit. Father Richard Conway, who died in 1623, having devoted all his energies to the counter reformation in Ireland. His eminence William Conway was ordained Archbishop of Armagh and primate of all Ireland in 1963, and made a cardinal in 1965. One Conway family of Cloghane and Glendehy in Kerry bore several distinguished soldiers. One, Thomas, second count Conway, was born in 1735, and Rose to the rank of Major General in the French Army, becoming Governor of all French possessions in India. He also fought for the colonies in the war of Independence.
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.