McCarty 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 McCarty Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McCarty family history parchment:
This is one of the largest, most ancient, and most illustrious septs in Ireland. It originated in the third century when King Oilioll Olum divided Munster between his sons, Cormac Cas and Eoghan. The latter took Desmond, which was the southern portion, and his followers became known as the Eoghanacht. The Gaelic Mac Carthaigh derives from Carthach, a lord of the Eoghanacht, who was burnt to death in a house in 1045. It is a curious fact that certain Christian names recur with this surname throughout the annals of military, political and cultural history. One is Justin, the anglicised version of Saorbreathach, Corthach’s father, and the others are fine, Florence, Cormac, or Charles. Three main branches of the sept were formed. McCarthy Mor flourished in the wooded Glens and Fjords of Berry and founded there the beautiful Muckross Abbey. McCarthy Reagh belonged to West Cork, and Cormac McCarthy was responsible for building the unique Romanesque Chapel at Cashel in 1127. The famous Blarney Castle was the residence of the MacKerry McCarthys- the blarney stone had, most likely, been an inaugural platform for their chieftains. In later times the sept maintained its importance, but their estates had diminished by the eighteenth century. The learned fineen, chief of the McCartht Reagh, served in Queen Elizabeth’s army and was then confined to the Tower of London, where he wrote a history of ancient Ireland. Justin, count McCarthy was ennobled by Louis XVI, for his fine and rich book collection. His namesake, who died in 1912, was a historian, novelist, and politician. Another namesake, the Earl of Mount Cashell, commanded one of James II’s regiments, and the Irish brigade. Over the centuries the name underwent a change; prominent among the variations are Carty, McCarty & MaCarthy.
The Print Options For You:
Note: Free shipping for all options except A4.
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!
A4: This consists of the family crest and the four shields of the provinces of Ireland. Available in print only, digital download, or white mount framed.
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