Fleming 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 Fleming Irish surname. The Fleming 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 Fleming Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Fleming family history parchment:
In Irish the surname is written Pléamonn, though it is not of true Gaelic origin, the word Fleming denotes an inhabitant of Flanders, many of whom emigrated to Britain at the beginning of the 13th century. They settled chiefly in Scotland and Wales, and it was from the latter that they set out to cross to Ireland in the aftermath of the Anglo-Norman invasion of that country in the 1170’s. At this time the most prominent Fleming family obtained large areas of land, particularly in County Meath, and also in other parts of Ireland. Their seat was the Castle of Slane which they held as Lord’s Slane until the 17th century when they were forfeited after their ill-timed support of James II. Flemings are now dispersed to all corners of Ireland. The name, from early times predominantly found distinction in the church. The compiler of the priceless 15th century document ‘Fleming’s register’ was the Archbishop of Armagh, Nicholas Fleming. The Reverend Richard Fleming has been called the most prominent. 16th century Irish theologian in Europe, spending much of his life as Professor of Philosophy in Paris. He died in 1590, and just nine years later the Reverend Patrick Fleming was born: he was a Franciscan Friar, noted for his work ‘the life of St. Columban'. More recently the Reverend James Fleming, who died in 1903, achieved considerable popularity as a preacher. Two eminent 19th century Fleimgs distinguished themselves in other spheres. Christopher Fleming was an outstanding surgeon, and John Fleming became one of the leading scholars in the Gaelic revival.
The Print Options For You:
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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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