McKeown Family Crest
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 Mckeown Irish surname. The McKeown 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 McKeown Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Mckeown parchment:
Present-day holders of this name, MacEochaidh in Irish, are descended from one of the three quite distinct septs or clans of McKeogh. The greatest concentration of them today is in Leinster where the most historically important group was to be found. As often happened, there was a certain amount of movement before they settled in County Wexford, they are believed to have originally come from North Kildare to County Wicklow in early medieval times. They came with the powerful O'Byrne family with whom they held the office of a hereditary bard. This tradition was maintained, notably by Maoimuire McKeogh, recorded by the four masters as Professor of Poetry In Leinster in 1534. There are a number of other poets of the same name. After Leinster, the name is mainly found in the area around Limerick although the place name Ballymackeogh occurs In County Tipperary. The other sept were one of one Ui Maine group and their homeland lay in county Roscommon. The ancestor after whom they were named was Eochaidh O'Kelly and, as Lords of Magh Finn, their territory of Moyfinn in the barony of Achlone, was known as McReogh’s country for a very long time. The place-name Keoghville is one indication of their influence. Two distinguished representatives of the name in the eighteenth century were both John Keoghs: one a mathematician and the other a botanist and zoologist. Among those of Irish descent in America was Captain Miles Walter Keogh (1840-1876) who died at the Battle of Little Bighor, leaving his horse as the sole survivor on the army's side. Over the centuries the name has undergone changes, prominent among the many variations are McKeogh, Keogh, McKeown and Kehoe.
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.