Lawlor 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 Lawlor Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Lawlor family history parchment:
The Irish form of this name is O’ Leathlobhair, indicating a descendant of the half leper. The obscurity of this suggests it is in fact derived from a nickname, referring to some kind of physical defect long forgotten. Modern variations on it include Lalor and Lawler. The Lawlors were closely associated with their Kinsmen, the O’Mores, and, like them, were one of the seven clans of Leix. Their homeland lay near the famous Rock of Dunamase in Co. Leix. This 200-foot high rock is the sree of a fort occupied by Leinster chieftain in early Christian Times. It was later acquired by the Norman invader Strongbow after his marriage to Eva, daughter of King Dermot McMurrough. The Tudor invasion under Elizabeth I drove their leaders out of this land, causing them to move to Co. Kerry. The place where the treaty responsible for this was drawn up in 1609 is still called Lalor’s Mills. The peasants and workers were left behind and the long association with Leinster, and in particular, with Co. Leix has been perpetuated to the present day. In 1577 there was a brutal massacre that resulted in the death of many Lawlors, Mores, and others in Leix at the hands of the O’Dempsey’s in conjunction with the English planters. The hero of this event was Harry Lalor. Another famous Leix man was James Fintan Lalor, the revolutionary. His father, a farmer, also represented his county as a member of parliament, and his brother, Peter, eventually became a politician in Australia. John Lawlor, the sculptor has statues in London, Cork, and Limerick. Alice Lalor (1766-1846), who is better known as Mother Theresa was a prominent figure in America
The Print Options For You:
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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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