Keegan Family Crest
Beautifully arranged in this parchment and created by Edmond McGrath (RIP) in the 1970s and only rediscovered after 40 years in safe storage, we bring you a very special illustration that encompasses symbols of your Irish tribal heritage. The owner of this name is by definition a child of Ireland in culture and in blood!
On this A1 (23.4 x 33.1 inch) sized parchment, your special Irish Coat of Arms is deservedly embellished by all the many ancient Celtic inspirations of Irish artists, scholars, and architects. At the centre you see the backdrop of the Kerry landscape with her scenic Killarney lakes, whilst other bordering elements are the craftsmanship of sculptors and builders who managed to create works of art with the most basic of tools. With this parchment, you will see your family name as an integral part of the Irish story which will forever remain an integral part of Irish heritage.
This parchment can be an heirloom for many generations yet to come as your family thrives into the future making their own mark on history as your ancestors did. Your unique Irish family Coat of Arms is a wonderful creative reminder that your name has an Irish tribal identity with its origin, derivatives, and impact on the culture of Ireland and worldwide. All of this is written in Celtic calligraphy. The design inspiration is about Ireland’s story and how your family has made a mark on Ireland's history.
Features of Ireland illustrated include:
- 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 Keegan Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Keegan family history parchment:
This surname is the anglicized version of the Gaelic name Mac Aodhagain, and is derived from the Christian name Aodh or hugh; ‘Mac’ meaning son of’ was the prefix normally added to a father’s name, or that of a prominent leader, in the course of the eleventh century when surnames became permanent. In modern times the prefix is seldom used. The MacEgans were originally a small, distinguished family among the group of tribes called the Ul Maine in Connaught, who dispersed at an early date and settled in the ancient Kingdom of Ormond, here they served the powerful chiefs of the area as ‘Brehons’- hereditary lawyers and learned men, the most important being McEgan, chief Brenon to O’Connor faly. Many McEgans have been associated with the church Owen McEgan, who was to have been Bishop of Ross, met an untimely death in battle against Elizabethan Forces in 1603. In the latter part of the eighteenth century, the most Reverend Doetius Egan was Archbishop of Tuam; the Most Reverend Cornelius Egan was a nineteenth-century Bishop of Kerry, and an early emigrant, Reverend Michael Egan became Bishop of Philadelphia at the end of the eighteenth century. John Egan, an Irish contemporary of last-named, was of a different stamp: A member of parliament, he was infamous for his dueling escapades. The name Keegan and early corruption of this name is found in two areas- South East Ireland and Connaught, Egans, however, are still mainly concentrated in their original haunts: in Ormond, the territory which was made up of much of Tipperary, Kilkenny, and Offaly.
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!
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