Costello 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 Costello Irish surname. The Costello 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 Costello Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Costello parchment:
Costelloes trace their ancestry to a twelfth century nobleman Oistealb, whose powerful father, Gilbert De Nangle, had played a prominent part in the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland in the 1170’s. Probably influenced by the strongly tribal life in the barren wildernesses of Connaught where they settled, these were the first of all the distinguished Norman families in Ireland to add the Gaelic prefix ‘Mac’ to their name, indicating their wish to form a sept in native fashion. Their surname thus became Mac Oistealdh, which in the time was anglicised to Mac Costello, and descendants of the sept became as thoroughly Irish as any. Typically there were feuds between the great families of the west, and the Mcdermots fought the Mc Costelloes for many years. Two adjacent graves sheltered by the rums of a small church on Trinity Island testify to the Gad and Boomed love of Uda Mcdermot and the young heir to the McCostello estates in County Mayo. Nowadays, the name is still largely found in Mayo and also in Galway; in the southernmost regions it is usually written as Costelloe. Like many of the important Irish families the McCostelloes were ruined when the Gaelic order crumbled in the seventeenth century. Some emigrated to foreign armies; others formed themselves into bands of Marauders intent on vengeance and havoc. Many an eminent Costello chose the latter course, not least was Bubhaltach Costello, who was killed trying to regain his lands. In the nineteenth century Arthur Budley Costello, and his sister Liouise Stuart, found fame as novelists and travel writers.
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.