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 Fitzpatrick Irish surname. The Fitzpatrick 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 Fitzpatrick Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Fitzpatrick parchment:
From its originally French prefix, this name would appear to be Norman; it is, nevertheless of native Gaelic origin and in the past was more usually called Mac Gilpatrick. It is derived from the name Mac Giolla Phadraig meaning ‘follower of St. Patrick’, and the ancestor from whom the sept took its name was Giolla Padraig, a tenth-century warrior - chief of Ossory. Although there are branches of the sept throughout Ireland, the most prominent Fitzpatrick family were Lords of Upper Ossory who ruled Leix and Kilkenny. This line still exists. Much of their land was lost either at an early date, to the butlers, or later by attainder after their support of James II. However, even in 1878 they still possessed 22,000 acres. Brian Fitzpatrick, vicar apostolic of Ossory, and murdered by Cromwelliam troops in 1652, 18 remembered for his transcription of the ‘Book of the O’Byrnes’ which saved it from destruction. Apart from the Earls of Upper Ossory, several other Fitzpatrick has achieved fame in modern times. Patrick Vincent Fitzpatrick was a most able and trusted friend of David O’ Connell, the ‘Liberator’, and Thomas Fitzpatrick, who died in 1900 was a well-known physician in his time. Another Thomas Fitzpatrick, who emigrated to America in the opening years of the nineteenth century, became a prominent fur trapper, guide, and Indian agent. In 1830 he founded the Rock mountain fur company, and in 1851 negotiated the fort Laramie Peace Treaty with the Indians.
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.