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 McCann Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McCann parchment:
During the tenth century, Irish surnames became fixed, when most septs or clans took their permanent name from the Chief of their Tribe, thus the origin of this surname is Mac Anna, which means ‘son of Annadh’. This eventually became McCanna and is also anglicised in certain Western parts of Ireland to Canny. The McCanns originally held the fertile plain of Clanbrassil on the South Shore of Lough Neagh; and despite all the upheavals of Irish history, it is here that the majority of those bearing this surname is still found. Of the early chieftains, Amhlaibh McCanna, who died in 1155 was a ‘pillar of Chivalry and Vigour’ according to later chronicles. Perhaps the last lord of Clanbrassil was Donnell McCanoa, who lived during the rebellious closing years of the sixteenth century. The two most eminent McCanns have been gifted with words. Michael Joseph McCann, who was born in 1824, wrote the poem ‘O’ Donnell Adu’. Patrick McCanna of Armagh must have visited Blarney before he left for France for, during the French revolution, he found himself defending the Irish college from a frenzied mob by talking them round from hostility to friendship- not an easy task. He ended an eventful career as a prominent merchant in Boulogne.
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 it 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.