Griffin 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 Griffin Irish surname. The Griffin 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 Griffin Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Griffin family history parchment:
Some Griffins in Ireland are of foreign origin and stem from the Welsh immigrants who came in the wake of the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1179. There is also a small, rather an obscure group of O'Griffys south of the Kenmare river; a Gaelic place name, Ballygrifin, indicates their whereabouts. The majority of Irish Griffins trace their ancestry to the true Gaelic O’Griobhtha, a sept of Thomond. This influential sept, whose name in early English was rendered O'Greefa or O’Grifee, held a stony territory around Inchiquin in county Clare. Their stronghold was Ballygriffy castle near Dysart, and to this day the majority of Griffins and O'Griffys in Ireland come from the Munster counties of Clare, Limerick, Kerry, and Cork. Gerald Griffin came from the prominent O’Griffy family of Dysart- he is renowned for his great novel ‘The Collegians,’ which he wrote in the early part of the nineteenth century. In the previous century, Muiris O’Griofa was a Gaelic poet of some note, those of Welsh ancestry often have their surname Anglicised to Griffith. Eminent men of this stock, were Sir John Griffith, an outstanding nineteenth-century geologist, and politician, and Arthur Griffith, a prominent Irish leader of the early twentieth century. Of the Griffins who emigrated to the new world one, John Griffin, sailed on the 'Yorkshire,’ from Liverpool to New York on 27th October 1847. The fare at that time cine cost him less than £3!
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!