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 Garvin Irish surname. The Garvin 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 Garvin Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Garvin parchment:
This Anglicised name belong originally to several distinct septs throughout Ireland. Each bore a slightly different Gaelic name, formed from the word ‘Garbh’ and usually preceded by the Gaelic prefixes ‘Mac’ or ‘O’meaning ‘son of’ or ‘descendent of.’ The most important of these groups were the O’Gairbhith who were the same stock as the O’Hanlon Lords of Orior, and who held estates around Oneilland in County Armagh; a smaller branch of these was located in Down. Another sept, the O’Gairbhin settled in the Mayo, near Crossmolina, which lies at the northern end of Lough Conn; they had been driven out of the original homeland in County Meath by the twelfth century Norman penetration. The most prominent Mayo Family held Murrisk Abbey, an Austin friary founded in 1457. James Garvey held the property during the restless Tudor period; his brother, John, one of the more outstanding bishops of Armagh, was a fervent English supporter. Yet a further group of Garveys was found in Kerry. Here the O’Garbhain were kinsmen of the Moriartys. The only sept bearing the name McGairbhith belonged to the wilderness of Donegal. Today Garveys predominate in those areas where their ancestors dwelt; eminent men of this name have achieved recognition in creative spheres. Edmond Garvey, R.A., who died in 1813 was an artist of some note, as was Michael Angelo Garvey, born seven years later. Two variant English names which come from the same Gaelic roots are Garvin and Garvan. Callaghan Garvan was the ‘old pretender’s’ physician and treated Queen Mary of Modena. James Louis Garvin, born in 1868, was editor of the ‘Observer’ newspaper. During the centuries this name has become changed due mainly to various mis-spellings; the many variations include Garvey, Garvan and Garvin.
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.