Duffy 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 Duffy Irish surname. The Duffy 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 Duffy Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Duffy family history parchment:
This surname, O’Dubhthaigh in Gaelic, belonged to several distinct septs scattered throughout Ireland. Coincidentally, most of these have been remarkable for their connections with the church. The O’Duffy’s of Donegal traced their descent from the seventh-century saint Dubhthach, and were hereditary lay holders of extensive church property near Raphoe for eight hundred years. Another group located at Lissonuffy or Lissyduffy near Strokestowndown in Rosscommon, produced a line of outstanding twelfth and thirteenth-century ecclesiastics, associated with Cong Abbey and the Archbishop Ric of Tuam. Not least of these was Cele O’Duffy, Archbishop of Tuam, King Roderick O’Connor’s ambassador to the invading forces of Henry II IN 1175. It was the artistic qualities of this family which was responsible for the beautiful example of Irish craftsmanship - the Cross of Cong. There were also O’Duffy’s in Monaghan, and it is extraordinary that in this county’s lists of parish priests compiled in the eighteenth century, by far the most prevalent name is O’Duffy. In more recent times, they have distinguished themselves in other spheres. The long and active public life of Sir Charles Gavan Duffy began in 1842 when he helped to found the Anglo-Irish newspaper ‘The Nation.’ In 1848 he was transported to Tasmania, and on his release from prison in 1855, emigrated to Australia, where he eventually became Prime Minister of Victoria. James O’Duffy founded a famous Dublin publishing firm which was a vehicle for the nineteenth century revival of Gaelic Literature.
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!