McGowan Coat of Arms Parchment

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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 McGowan Irish surname. The McGowan 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
  • St.Patrick
  • 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 McGowan Coat Of Arms Story

Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McGowan parchment:

In Gaelic this surname is Mac An Ghabhann which means ‘son of the blacksmith.’ It is therefore understandable, although misleading, that the English translation of the name was often Smith. The Mac An Ghabhann were an important sept in the ancient territory of Breffny, and held sway over most of what is now County Cavan, In this area it is the name Smith which predominates today. MaGowan was used in preference, however, in the outlying areas of Breffny on the borders of Leitrim, Donegal and Sligo, where the majority of Irish McGowans are found in modern times. There also exists a quite distinct O’ Gowan sept in East Ulster. It came originally from BallyGowan, a town lying in the fertile land to the west of that lough which the horsemen named Strangflord or ‘violent inlet’ because of its dangerous tides. In 1659 this surname was listed among the most prominent Irish names in Monaghan and Fermanagh. Two McGowans of emigrant families have achieved recognition: in America, Samuel McGowan was a nineteenth century confederate soldier and Jurist, and James McGowan was a prominent New Zealand statesman who died in 1912. Other emigrant McGowan were the brothers, Mark and Thomas, who sailed on the ‘Charles & Harriott’ to New York in March, 1804, and William, who sailed on the American ship ‘Commerce’ to Philadelphia in April of the same year. .

 

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.

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