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 McKenna Irish surname. The McKenna 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 McKenna Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McKenna parchment:
During the many hard and difficult years for the Irish people in the 18th and 19th centuries many Irish family names sadly lost their distinctively Gaelic prefixes- ‘Mac’ and ‘O.’ This is not true of the McKennas who fortunately managed to keep their name intact although strangely enough down in the South West, and in Kerry in particular, the form Kenna was often used in speech, and this led to the recordings of different variants in the birth registers, such as Binnaw, Kennagh and even the unusual Gna. These forms evolved because people in Kerry tended to stress the final ‘A’. Looking back into the past, we can see that these people did not originate from Munster but came from further North, from the Rolling, open Country of Southern Ulster. They are a branch of the historic Ul Neill, but their territory and homeland is around Truagh although the old legends claim they come originally from Meath. Today this is the Barony of Trough in the Northern part of County Monaghan. We bear little of the McKennas during the Middle Ages where, as Lords of Truagh, they must have quietly and peacefully watched the centuries slip by. Later generations have made more of a name for themselves particularly in the fields of literature and philosophical debate. Probably the most well-known member of this family today is the striking and graceful Siobhan McKenna, the international actress, but over the years other figures have helped to distinguish the family name. One of the earlier members of this fine literary tradition was the harpist and Gaelic poet, Niall McKenna, who is thought to have been born a around 1710.
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.