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 McNally Irish surname. The McNally 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 McNally Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McNally parchment:
The Irish form of this name is somewhat puzzling. As Mac an Fhailghigh it may be employing the possessive form of Failgheaoh', meaning a person having wreaths. The name may not be derived from this for an alternative form McAnally, closely follows the approximate pronunciation. Two areas are closely associated with the name; Inconnaught, Counties Mayo & Roscommon have quite a number and the 'Mc' is often dropped, leaving Nally. This branch may have been Welsh or Norman originally, acquiring the Gaelic name upon settling in Mayo. The Ulster representative, who are much more numerous, seem to have acquired the present form as an anglicised version of the Gaelic Mac Con Uladh. This means - son of the hound of Ullola, Ullola being the Eastern part of Ulster. It must be significant that the greatest concentration of the name now apart from the large cities is in Counties Armagh & Monaghan. This was also so in 1659 when Detty's census was taken. A number of McNallys have become notable in the church. A more dubious claim to fame is that of David Rice McNally (1810-1895), who was a Methodist Clergyman, among other roles, and is said to have weighed three hundred & sixty pounds. Many McNallys took part in the mass emigration of the 19th century. In an attempt to escape the poverty and unemployment characteristic of Ireland then, those families who could find the fare took passage for the New World. In 1855 it cost a family of eight about £24 and took from fifty to eighty days, depending on conditions. One such traveller was James McAnally, fortunate enough to have a cabin on board the 'Diligence'. He sailed for New York in April, 1804.
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.