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 Lawlor Irish surname. The Lawlor 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 Lawlor Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Lawlor 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 which 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, ther 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
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.