Flaherty 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 Flaherty Irish surname. The Flaherty 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 Flaherty Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Flaherty family history parchment:
This sept, known as Ó Flaithbheartaigh in Gaelic, held sway originally on the Eastern Shores of Lough Corrid. The Norman penetration in the thirteenth century forced the westward towards Connemara where their chieftains established themselves as Lords of Moycullen, and Lords of Jar-Connaught. In the vase in accessible wilderness which included the Aran Island. The warlike tribe reigned supreme until the eighteenth century. They had a fearful reputation. An inscription on the West Gate of Galway city in 1577 read: ‘from the ferocious of fiaherties, God defend us’. Legends surround them: on a Murky Island beyond Claggan lies hen’s castle, said to have been built by a witen and her ben, for an O’ Flaherty chieftain with the promise that, in time of Siege, the hen would lay enough eggs to enable the Garrison to hold out. O'Flaherty killed the hen in a fit of temper, and paid the penalty. A love for their wild and beautiful district ran deep in the blood. This is evident in the famous ‘Ogygia; a chronicle of Irish history written by the last recognised chief of the name, Rory O’Flaherty in the seventeenth century. Another less important O’Flaherty sept, whose name is occasionally anglicised to O'Laverty, was found in Ulster. Their chief was Lord of Aileach and was also known as the Tanist of Tyrone. Most O’Flaherty are still, however, found in County Galway.
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!
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