Your Irish Family Coat Of Arms
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 Coughlan Irish surname. The Coughlan 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 Coughlan Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Coughlan parchment:
In early times, many surnames were formed by the addition of ‘Mac’ or ‘O’ meaning ‘son of’ or ‘descendant of’, to a father’s name or occupation. The surname thus formed became permanent some time during the eleventh century. In this case two separate septs, Mac Cochlain and O’ Cochlam, became established. The former of these were the more prominent, and held what is now the barony of Garrycastle in Offaly. They were tenacious and powerful, and built many Castles around Banagher and Clonmacnois; in fact the celebrated seventeenth century chronicle of the four masters mentions at least ten of these existing in the Elizabeth period. The chief of the sept was called Chief of Delvin McCoughlan. His line figures prominently in the Annals from the twelfth century; in 1590 Sir John McCoughlan of Delvin died, and even with the breakdown of the Gaelic way of life in the seventeenth century when many other chieftains lost their status. The family still retained a good deal of influence in its native locality. In 1689 a McCoughlan who possessed a sizeable estate in Offaly, represented Banagher in the Irish parliament, and another member of the family held the same seat. Over a century later in 1790, though they still held land at Cloghan near Banagher in 1828. After the mass migrations of the mid-nineteenth century, the family had dispersed. The O’ Coughlan sept belonged to County Cork, where its descendants are still found today, particularly in the Baronies of Carbery and Ballymore. However, as early as 1672 a population census showed that the prefix ‘O’ had already been dropped from the name.
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.