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 Downey Irish surname. The Downey 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 Downey Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Downey parchment:
This surname is an anglicised form of the ancient gaelic name O’Dunadhaigh. The prefix ‘O’ meant ‘descendant of’ and it’s mainly from the eleventh century when permanent surnames began to be adopted by the principal sept of Ireland. At this time the O’Downeys were of some importance. One group was known as Lords of Sil Anmchadha and held sway over a district which lay on the fertile banks of the Shannon in county Galway. Their exploits are recorded in both the annals of ‘Innisfallen’ and the ‘Annals of the Four Masters.’ Another equally important group of O’Downeys established themselves as chiefs of Luachair, an ancient territory which lay across the boundaries of what are now the counties of Limerick, Cork and Kerry. In modern times, this surname is still found in those areas which the sept inhabited centuries ago. In Kerry, however, it has been slightly altered to Downing. The most well-known Downey of contemporary times was undoubtedly the Most Reverend Richard Downey, born in Kilkenny in 1881 he became Examiner in Philosophy to the National University of Ireland. After preaching and lecturing in America he returned to Britain to be ordained Archbishop of Liverpool. He died in 1953.
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.