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 Kennedy Irish surname. The Kennedy 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 Kennedy Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Kennedy parchment:
The ancestry of the Kennedys Stretches right back in time to the days of the legendary Brian Boru, his nephew. It is said, was called Cinneide and so this man’s family was known as O’ Cinneide which has changed, over the centuries, to the now rare O’Kennedy and the more popular Kennedy. These people came originally from that beautiful and historic part of the Shannon Valley overlooked by the Slieve Bernagh Mountains near Killaloe on the borders of Clare and Tipperary. They left their mark in this area in the name of the Parish of Killokennedy, but pressure from other warlike clans caused them to cross their beloved Shannon and settle more securely in the Lands of Ormond. Here the sept or clan was divided into three branches under the leadership of three different chieftains who were distinguished by the colour of their hair-bon (brown), Fionn (fair), and rua (red). Many old tales record the adventures of these and other brave and warlike leaders protected. It is said, by St. Ruadhan of Lorrha. One branch moved to Antrim around 1660 and the name is still found there although some may be descendants of a group of Kennedys from Scotland. This clan has, of course, produced one of the most famous and distinguished families in America, rising tragically to the highest office in the land. Another member of this family has achieved political distinction in modern times and that is the brilliant lawyer, Hugh Kennedy (1879-1936) who became the first Chief Justice of the Modern Republic of Ireland when it emerged at last from many troubles to achieve its own independence.
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.