Madden Coat of Arms Parchment

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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 Madden Irish surname. The Madden 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
  • St.Patrick
  • 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 Madden Coat Of Arms Story

Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Madden parchment:

In Irish the name is O’Madain although there was an earlier form O’ Madadhain, the ‘O’ prefix disappeared in the period of Gaelic suppression and, unlike many other names, it has been revived. This sept or clan was a branch of the famous Ul Maine which occupied lands in County Galway beside the Shannon and over into County Offaly. In early times their chief was acknowledged lord of that area until the coming of the Norman forces in the twelfth century. Even then it took the Anglo- Norman occupation some considerable time to reach the Shannon, and longer to subdue Connaught and add it to their conquests. This part of Ireland was never as completely influenced by the Normans as some counties further east, and the O’ Madadhains as some counties further east, and the O’ Madadhains retained their lordship under the De Burgos. The name of Madden is still frequently found in this area. In County Mayo the name Mas A’ Mhadaidh is sometimes anglicised as Madden as well as McAvaddy. Some of the Madigans of County Antrim and Berry have also been known to shorten their name to Madden. The Clare-Limerick Madigans are, in fact, a branch of the Galway Maddens. There is also a family whose origins are English and it is this group commemorated in the place name of Maddenton in County Kildare, still more Maddens of Athgarret in the same county, are really O’Maddens of Galway, at their peak, Madden estates, especially in Mayo, Leitrim and Fermanagh, occupied some 25,000 acres. Among those who have distinguished themselves is the Rev. Samuel Madden. (1686-1765) the philanthropist of the Maddenton family, and Richard Robert Madden (1798-1886) the author.

 

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.

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