Hegarty 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 Hegarty Irish surname. The Hegarty 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 Hegarty Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Hegarty parchment:
This is the Anglicised form of the Gaelic surname O'Heighceartaigh, which is derived from 'Eigceartach' meaning ‘unjust.’ The sept flourished until the fourteenth century around Loughinsholm in county Derry, but branches subsequently broke away; one settled in the rugged Inishowen peninsula in the north, another chose the gentler pastureland of county Cork. The most important group settled around Tirkeeran in county Derry, and served the powerful O'Neill princes of Tyrone in their unrelenting fight against invaders. Malmuire O’Hegarty was one of the loyal and dedicated fighting men who fell in Hugh O'Neill's army at the disastrous battle of Kinsale in 1603. References to O'Hegartys are found among lists of those forfeiting land in 1691, and the appearance of several of them in the registers of persecuted priest testifies to the stout, unyielding character of this line. Hegarty's rock, at Killygarvan, is named after father James Hegarty, who was brutally murdered there in 1715. Like many great Gaelic families the O'Hegartys often took service with continental armies. In the eighteenth century, Lieutenant-ColoneI Hegarty was rewarded by Louis XV of France for his distinguished service in Lally's regiment, and Peter O'Hegarty was made governor of the Isle of Bourdon. It was an Irish shipbuilder, Daniel O’Hegarty, who founded the first freemason lodge in France in 1721, The most famous Hegarty of modern times, and the author P.S. O'Hegarty who died in 1955 after a lifetime's support for the Irish cause. In America this name has often become Haggerty.
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.