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 Mahony Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Mahony parchment:
Although Mahony is one of the most frequently found names in Ireland it is still particularly associated with West Munster and that area of County Cork traditionally occupied by the O’ Mahony sept. They were a very influential group whose chieftains were often described as princes and their territory is represented today by the Barony of Kmelmeahy. A fortified castle known as Rosbrian lay off the coast of South West Cork. Their name is derived from the ancestor Mathghamhan, the Irish word for a bear. His origins were very distinguished since his mother was the daughter of the famous Brian Boru. Mathghamhan himself died at the battle of Clontarf in 1014, along with Brian himself and many of the Desmond fighting men. ‘Brian’s battle’, as the sagas describe it, was one of the bloodiest of the age but it struck a powerful blow against the horse invaders, preventing their conquest of Ireland. In later years another famous soldier was Count Daniel O’ Mahony (d. 1714). Serving France in the Irish brigade with many of his fellow countrymen, he became a General and a hero of the battle of Cremona. In Another sphere Sylvester Mahony (1804- 1866), under the pseudonym of father Prout, wrote ‘the bells of Shandon’ and other poems associated with Cork. The nineteenth century was characterized by massive emigration as thousands of Irish men and women left the poverty and unemployment of Ireland to look for a better life elsewhere. Two such hopeful travelers are listed as passengers on the ‘fortitude’, bound for New York from Cork in February 1804. They were Margaret Mahony, aged thirty, and her daughter Anne, nine, from Dunmanway in County Cork.
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.