About this Parchment
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 Lynch Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Lynch parchment:
Although Lynch is among the hundred most frequently found surnames in Ireland it has two distinctly separate origins. It is both the anglicised form of the Gaelic name O'Loingsigh and also the modern equivalent of the Norman De Lench. Although the descendants of the Norman family have been far fewer than the native group they have been particularly well known on account of their long association with the city of Galway. They settled first in Co. Meath Lynch’s knock commemorates a battle in 1643 a branch of this family migrated to Galway in the early 15th century and they became the most prominent of the ‘tribes of Galway’. It was Dominick Lynch who obtained the city’s charter from Richard III in 1484 and between then and 1654 84 Mayors were Lynches. Dominick’s son, Stephen, went on to obtain from Pope Innocent III the unique office of Warden of Galway, and again many holders of the Wardenship were Lynches. There have been many other notable ecclesiastics of the name, including the centenarian Archbishop of Tuam, Most Rev. James Lynch (1609-1713). The Gaelic Lynches originate from several quite independent septs, most of which lost their distinct identities after the Anglo-Norman invasion in the 12th century, but representatives can still be found in their home territories. These include Thomond, Sligo, and Breffoy, all of which have produced distinguished Lynches in various fields. Colonel Charles Lynch (1736-1796) whose name gave rise to the American term ‘to Lynch’, came from the northern sept whose head in Medieval times was Chief of Dalraida. Thomas Lynch (1749-1779), the youngest of the signatories of the American Declaration of Independence, came from an Irish family then in its third generation in the U.S.A.
You can choose from three options:
Large A1 Print: We will send you a high quality print right to you and you can frame and display in your home.
Unlimited Print Download: An ideal option if you would like your extended family to have one for their own homes.
Unique Original Parchment: If you would like to be the proud holder of the one and only original parchment for this name created over 43 years ago, you can purchase this but note that there is only one available!
Note: the above imagery shows:
- Full view of one parchment as an example
- A cropped low resolution image of your specific name
Each parchment contains the unique family Coat of Arms and written history.
About Celtic Art
Celtic art is associated with the Celts who are the people that spoke the Celtic languages in Europe back from pre-history right through to the modern period. Celtic art is a difficult term to define, covering a huge expanse of time across geography and culture. Celtic art is typically ornamental which characteristically does not have straight lines and is rich with symbolism.