Flanagan 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 Flanagan Irish surname. The Flanagan 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 Flanagan Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Flanagan family history parchment:
This name is derived from the word ‘flann’ meaning ‘red’ or ‘ruddy’, and the sept is of ancient origin. It seems from an O’Connor called Flanagan, whose line henceforth held the position of stewards to the main branch of the powerful O’Connor family, Kings of Connaught. It was a hereditary post, and one of considerable importance in Gaelic times. This most prominent O’Flanagan family owned land between Mantua and Elphin in County Roscommon; as for the others, they were widespread throughout the Western Counties of Mayo, Galway and Clare, and it is here that their descendants remain to this day. Flanagans are also found, however, in two other parts of Ireland, where two other distinct septs of this name flourished until the seventeenth century-in Tooran in North West Fermanagh, and in Ballybrit in Offaly. An early thirteenth century Bishop of Elphin, Donough O’ flanagan, was famed for his hospitality and piety; nineteenth century O'Flanagans achieved fame through writing. Roderick Flanagan founded the ‘Sydney Chronicle’, Thomas Flanagan wrote ‘the history of the Church in England’, James Roderick Flanagan wrote extensively on Irish subjects. In America, John Flanagan, born in 1865, was a sculptor of note, whose work includes the design of the United States quarter dollar portraying George Washington.
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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