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 McManus Irish surname. The McManus 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 McManus Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McManus parchment:
In Irish this time is Mac Maghnuis, son of Magnus, and this has sometimes led to speculation that its origins are Norse. In fact, although the Latin name Magnus meaning Great, came originally from Northern Europe. Its use in combination with the Gaelic 'Mac' is thoroughly Irish. It is one of the names from which the 'Mac' prefix has not been dropped to any extent although sometimes in Ulster it has been anglicised as Mayne. One Maghnus who gave his name to a particular group was the son of Turlough O'Connor, King of Ireland, he died in 1181, and his descendants were associated with the Parish of Kilronan in County Roscommon. In moderns times the name continues to be found in Connaught but it is more numerous in County Mayo. Another indentifiable group were an influential Fermanagh family who lived on the shores of the beautiful Lough Erne with its many Islands, ancient church sites and weathered crosses. A branch of the Maguires, they were formerly commemorated in the name of the Island of Ballymacmanus, now Bell Isle, and connected to the Lake Shore by a bridge the famous Annals of Ulster were compiled here McManus is now the second most numerous name in the County Fermanagh lists, far more frequently found here than anywhere else. The most famous representative of the name was Terence Bellew McManus (1823-1860) who fought beside William Smith O'Brien at Ballingarry. He was sentenced to death out escaped after being later transported to America.
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.