Grady 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 Grady Irish surname. The Grady 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 Grady Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Grady parchment:
In Gaelic this surname is O’Gradaigh which is derived from ‘grada’ the meaning illustrious. The sept bearing this name originated in County Clare, although the leading family has for centuries dwelt at Kildallyowe in county Limerick, where they hold considerable territory. It is a rarity in that it possesses a present-day chieftain whol holds an authentic pedigree from early times and is entitled to be called the ‘O’Grady.’ In the sixteenth century, a leading O’Grady family around the Tuamgraney in East Clare changed their name to the more English sounding, Grady, in an effort to please Henry VIII, so the Gradys of this area today are, in all probability, O’Gradys. The prefix 'O' disappeared in the period of Gaelic suppression and, unlike other names has not been revived. Among the eminent O’Gradys of early times was John O’Grady, who held the Archbishopric of Tuam from 1364 to 1372. Later O’Gradys have found fame predominantly as writers. Standish Hayes O’Grady, who died after the outbreak of the first world war, was described as the ‘last of the grand old scholars of Ireland,’ and another nineteenth-century Scandish O’Grady wrote historical novels about the legends of ancient Ireland. In America, Henry O’Grady, a journalist with the ‘Herald’ produced outstanding reports of the post-civil war years. Of the emigrants who sailed for the New World after the unrest in Ireland, one Thomas Grady, is recorded. With him where his wife, Catherine and their six children, all on board the ‘Northumberland,’ which sailed from Galway to Quebec in August 1849.
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.