Hickey 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 Hickey Irish surname. The Hickey 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 Hickey Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Hickey family history parchment:
This is the English form of the Gaelic O’Hicidhe which is derived from the word 'Iceadh' meaning a healer or physician. The sept originated in County Clare, and northern Tipperary; they held the highly esteemed position of hereditary physicians to the O'Briens - powerful rulers of the ancient Kingdom of Thomond, even before the eleventh century these early chiefs traveled widely and were usually accompanied by their doctors who stored the knowledge and practice they gained to hand down to succeeding generations. This most prominent family, a seventeenth-century member of which was still a physician, held lands at Quin in County Clare, but, by 1641, had forfeited it to the government. In 1642 they reacquired estates at Drim. The placename Ballyhickey -'homestead of the Hickeys’ indicates another group's settlement. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, some emigrated to Europe or America, joining many other Irishmen in search of a better life. Sadly, the records testify that a certain Captain Hickey, in the Irish brigades of France, died at Laffeldt, and across the Atlantic, another captain, Thomas Hickey died of battle wounds in a Washington hospital in 1864. In the early seventeenth century the Franciscan Professor Anthony Hickey was an eminent scholar in St. Isidores, Rome and Louvain. Two eighteenth-century brothers, John, and Thomas Hickey, won renown in the field of art- the former as a sculptor, the latter, as a portrait painter.
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!