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 McGrath Irish surname. The McGrath 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 McGrath Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McGrath parchment:
The original Gaelic form of this name was McCraith, meaning weaver’s son. It has many and varied derivatives including Magrath, McGraw, McRac and Creeth. There were two main branches of the family: one originated from Termon McGrath in the savage wilderness between Fermanah & Donegal; the other achieved great stature in Gaelic Ireland by becoming hereditary ‘Ollambs’ or poets to the powerful O’ Brien's- Kings of the ancient territory of Thomond. These were distinguished & learned men. John McRory McGrath was an 11th century historian of note, & John McCraith chronicled the Wars of Ourlough. Though their descendants can still be found in County Clare the majority of them were established by the 16th century in the Counties of Tipperary and Waterford, and in the city of Waterford stand the ruins of McGrath’s Castle. Many of the family’s holdings in the Middle Ages had originally been church property, so it is not surprising to find that the McGraths were Bishop of Killaloe between 1391 &1436. Beauty of countenance, height & longevity were distinctive features of the McGraths. Miler McGrath, born in Co. Fermanah in 1523, embodied the family’s determination & opportunism. He began his career as a Franciscan Friar, was converted to protestantism, & became Archbishop of Cashel, whilst holding the Catholic Bishopric of Down. In 1604 he held four Bishoprics, seventy livings & had been married twice, Daniel McGrath, born in 1751, emigrated to Canada & lived to be 109. His son, Thomas, became Alderman of Montreal. Other McGraths settled at first in New York & Quebec. Andrew Condon McGrath, who died in 1893, was a Judge & Governor of Carolina, and played a prominent Part as a Confederate in the American Civil War.
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.