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 Gallagher Irish surname. The Gallagher 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 Gallagher Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Gallagher parchment:
This sept may claim royal descent, as its name O’Gallchonair in Gaelic means ‘descendant of Gallchodar,’ a nobleman descended from a seventh-century High King of Ireland. Their extensive territory covered the softly undulating lowlands of East Donegal, and their chief’s strongholds were Ballybert and Ballynaglack. The latter held the important hereditary position of marshall to the military forces of the powerful O’Donnells, Kings of the North, until the sixteenth century. It was not as men of war that members of this sept earned the distinction, it was in ecclesiastical spheres. Five O’Gallaghers were bishops of Raphoe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. A bishop of Derry, the Most Reverend Redmond O’Gallagher helped survivors of the Spanish Armada in 1588 who landed on Ireland’s coasts. He was subsequently captured and martyred, after spending several months in hiding disguised as a shepherd. A Gaelic preacher whose sermons gained immense popularity was a later bishop of Raphoe and of Ossory, the Most Reverend James O’Gallagher who died in 1751. A nineteenth-century emigrant to America Father Hugh Gallagher, was a frontier priest, while a contemporary of his, William Davis Gallagher broke with his traditional vocation to the church and became a poet of some note in America. Under a state-aided emigration scheme in the same century, a brother and sister in their twenties, Michael and Margaret Gallagher left Liverpool on the ‘Metoka’ to arrive at new York York in October 1847.
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.