Keane 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 Keane Irish surname. The Keane 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 Keane Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Keane parchment:
Originally the Irish name was O’Cathain but, over the years as with other names of this land, it has changed first to O’Cahan and later to Keane or Kane. To begin with, there were two distinct clans bearing this name but inevitably some mixing has since taken place. The northern group originated from Ulster and are more likely to be known in modern times as Kane or O’Kane. They settled in the wide Valley of the River Bann around Coleraine in Co. Derry. This was a sheltered and fertile spot, nestling under the Blear northern uplands all around. By the 12th century they had firmly grasped this land and, in the process, successfully defended it against the fierce O’Connors of Glengiven. For over five centuries they held these lands, but under the plantation of Ulster in the 17th century they were largely dispossessed to be replaced by landlords from England and Scotland, who were imported by the Stuart Kings of England as a means of punishing and controlling the Irish. Their last formally inaugurated chieftain, Donnell Ballagh O’Cahan, struggled bravely, but unsuccessfully against the invaders but, even after making peace with them, he still died as an untried prisoner in the tower of London. Despite these setbacks the clan survived and went on to produce distinguished men in different fields, such as Echlin O’Kane, one of the most famous Irish barbers of the 18th century and Sir Robert John Kane, a leading scientist in Dublin during the 19th century. The other clan, based on County Galway in Connaught, and have been allowed to lead a more peaceful existence and are consequently not so well known although the name is still quite popular in Connaught.
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.