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 McAuliffe Irish surname. The McAuliffe 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 McAuliffe Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McAuliffe parchment:
This small but ancient family area branch of the powerful McCarthy sept or clan who held sway in the inhospitable reaches of the area known as Desmond or South Munster. The Gaelic prefix ‘Mac’ which meant ‘son of’ was often added to a father’s name or occupation to form a surname- in this case, Mac Amhlaoibh, or son of Auliffe. Their chief's stronghold was at Castle McAuliffe, near newmarket, on the Eastern Foothills of the brooding Mullaghareirk mountains. The name is now rarely found in Ireland outside Munster. Michael McAuliffe who died in Spain in 1720 fighting as a Colonel in the Spanish Army, was perhaps the last of the chiefs of the sept although some would claim that this position was held by a minor official at Kenmare in 1840. The most famous member of the family was undoubtedly Joseph Ollife, a French physician, born in Cork in 1808. The nineteenth century in Ireland was characterised by emigration on a massive scale. The Act of Union in 1800 had the effect of opening up vulnerable home industry to excessive competition from English factories with the result that unemployment swelled. On top of this came the terrible famine of the 1840s. In 1847 alone it is believed that almost 250,000 died of starvation and 200,000 fled to America. Inevitably, amongst all these there were some representatives of the McAuliffes. Some McAuliffes appear on old passenger lists: one such entry concerns Denis McAuliffe (28). Johanna (24), Michael (22), and Robert (17), who sailed on the ‘Columbus’ to New York on 7th September 1840..
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.