Your Irish Family Coat Of Arms
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 Keating Irish surname. The Keating Irish 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 Keating Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Keating parchment:
Although not exclusively an Irish name, Keating has a long history in Ireland. The original Keating were Normans who came to Leintster as part of the force responding to King Dermot McMurrough’s request for aid. When he died in 1171 their leader, strongbow, as Richard De Clare was known, seized power, and the Anglo-Norman invasion was underway. Along with other similar families, they established themselves initially in Co.Wexford but with the passage of time, branches arose in Leix, and other parts of Southern Leinster. In 1613 the Lord Deputy, writing of ‘Queen’s County’- as Leix was known, because of its associations with Mary Tudor- described the Keatings as ‘great sept of people’. In 1579 Sir Nicholas Maltby was less charitable in his description of the Carlow members, calling them ‘Ill disposed Rebels’. For many years the Keatings were prominent in high offices such as Sheriffs and members of parliament. John Keating was at one time Lord Chief Justice and also a member of the 1689 parliament. Their fortunes vacillated in the seventeenth century and a considerable number were dispossessed, one family so affected being from as far north as County Meath. The most famous figure among the Keating was Seathrun Ceitinn- Dr. Geoffrey Keating (1570- 1644)- priest and author of important works in the Irish language who managed to preach and publish in a patriotic vein despite being frequently hunted by English soldiers. In modern times we also have the distinguished painter, Sean Keating, well known for his portrait painting and also President of the Royal Hibernian Academy.
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.