Kennedy 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 thrive 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 written in Celtic calligraphy. The design inspiration is about Ireland’s story and how your family have made a mark on Ireland 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 Kennedy Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Kennedy family history 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.
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!