Gorman 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 Gorman Irish surname. The Gorman 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 Gorman Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Gorman family history parchment:
In Gaelic times there were two perfect septs used to form hereditary surnames- ‘Mac’ meaning ‘son of’ and ‘O’ meaning ‘descendant of.’ This name was originally MacGormain from ‘Gorm’ meaning blue, but the prefix was dropped in the eighteenth century. Later, when there was a revival of Gaelic tradition, and rebirth of national feeling, prefixes long since forgotten were assumed again. However, in this case, ‘O’ was mistakenly added instead of this original ‘Mac.’ In ancient times the MacGormain were Lords of Slievemargy near Carlow town. During the twelfth century Anglo-Norman invasion, they fled westwards and one branch establish itself at Ibrickan in West Clare, and another in County Monaghan. It was the first and became the more wealthy and prominent of the two, as marshals of the O’Briens military forces in Thomond. They were also great patrons of the bards and famed for their hospitality. To this day the name is found in Ireland chiefly in Monaghan, Clare, and Tipperary. The man who must bear much responsibility for the incorrect substitution of ‘O’ for ‘Mac’ in this surname was the seventeenth-century giant Chevalier Thomas O’Gorman, an exile, who after losing his vineyards in France during the French revolution devoted, the rest of his life to researching Irish pedigrees. A certain Finn McGorman , Bishop of Kildare, five centuries earlier compiled a massive study known as the ‘Book of Leinster.’ The prefix ‘O’ disappeared in the period of Gaelic suppression and unlike other names has not been revived.
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!