Cotter 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 Cotter Irish surname. The Cotter Irish 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 Cotter Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Cotter family history parchment:
This name is derived from ‘Oitir’, a horse personal name, to which was added ‘Mac’. The Gaelic prefix meaning ‘son of’. The sept’s true origins are a mystery, for the Mac Ottir, who assumed ‘the chieftainship and government of Dublin in 1142, was a ceit of the hebrides. It is, however indisputable that by 1300, the Mac Oitir family was very influential in County Cork, and remained so for the next five hundred years to this day, their name is still almost peculiar to County Cork. The first Cotters to achieve renown were William and Thomas, two seventeenth-century bards, whose poems and song’s survive to this day. There were two main branches of the most prominent Cotter family, but the one based at Coppingerstown Castle near Middleton lost its estates when Willian McCotter was attained in 1641. The other branch, situated at Anngrove near Carrigtwohil, produced a line of eminent soldiers and public servants. The first, Sir James Cotter, was member of parliament for the City of Cork in the House of Commons in 1689, and it was he who commanded James II’s armies in County Clare. His son, also named James died for his allegiance to the Stuart cause in 1720. His son, born six years earlier, was created a baronet and died in 1770. Seventeen years later another Cotter, Sir James Lawrence, once again took on the challenge of public office, representating his constituents in the Irish House of Commons. The family’s extensive influence in County Cork is known by the fact that there are eight place names in this county which incorporate their surname.
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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