Fahey Family Crests
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 Fahey Irish surname. The Fahey 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 Fahey Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Fahey family history parchment:
The Gaelic form of this name is O’ Fathaigh, which is derived from ‘fothadh’ meaning a foundation. Occasionally, because the similarity exists between this word and another word- ‘falthene’ meaning ‘lawn’, The name has been incorrectly translated to ‘Green’ in English. This ancient sept originally belonged to the large population group of Connaught, the Ul Maine. For centuries they were holders of church property around Loughrea, a small pretty town situated on the shores of the lough from which it takes its name. Their land, located in a district rich in prehistoric remains was known as Pobal Mhuintir Ul Fhathaigh, which means homeland of the Fahys. A modern place name, Fahysvillage, also helps to indicate their original whereabouts. Descendants of the sept are still found in these territories in South East County Galway and very little elsewhere in Ireland. Two Fahys have achieved a measure of distinction: Francis Fahy, born in 1854, was the author of the popular ‘Ould Plaid’ shawl', and other songs. His namesake, born in 1880, was highly esteemed as a ceann- comhairle of Dail Eireann- the equivalent of the speaker in the English House of Commons. During the passing of time this name has become changed; variations include fahy, fay and fahey.
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!