McAuliffe Family Crest
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 McAuliffe Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McAuliffe family history 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 characterized by emigration on a massive scale. The Act of Union in 1800 had the effect of opening up vulnerable home industries 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 McAuliffe's. 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..
The Print Options For You:
Note: Free shipping for all options.
Framed Print: White or black frame. Delivered framed to your home for you to hang on your wall. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36". We recommend the larger one as it is the original parchment size and easier to explore all of the intricate detail.
Print Only: Print rolled and shipped to your home. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36". We recommend the larger one as it is the original parchment size and easier to explore all of the intricate detail.
Unlimited Print Download: An ideal option if you would like your extended family to each have one. Use it digitally as your desktop wallpaper or print it for your living room. If you choose to order this, you will be sent the link to download the high quality PDF afterwards and start sharing with all the family!
Great quality, excellent customer service! Made a great gift!