Molloy 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 Molloy Irish surname. The Molloy 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 Molloy Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Molloy family history parchment:
There are at least two quite distinct septs or clans of Molloy and possibly a third. The foremost, claiming descent from Niall of the Nine Hostages King of Ireland in A.O. 871 were known as O'Maolmhuaidh, which in Irish probably means noble or venerable chieftain. Their leader was Lord of Fercal, a district of Offaly or the King & County. As a rescue of the spelling in Irish, the English version in early records was often O'Mulmoy, and it is this which enables the two main groups to be distinguished from one another. The Molloys of Connaught are O'Maoil Aoidh - servant of St. Aebh. The third group may be a branch of the Offaly sept who moved to County Roscommon, or they may be an entirely different group. Their cheif was known as the Green Molloy, the greatest concentration of Molloys is still in East Connaught and Offaly. Many members of the Offaly sept hold high offices in both church in State. Albin O'Molloy (B.1223) was a cistercian monk who became Bishop of Ferds & was one of the officating prelates at the coronation of King Richard I. He is also remembered for his outspoken views on Irish problems. The chief was also appointed to the hereditary Office of Bearer of the English Standard in Ireland, but there was perhaps more prestige than power attached to this & it was probably only exercised in the Dale, that strength of land between Dundalk & Waterford, which Richard II attempted to strengthen & use as a base for controlling the rest of Ireland. In the time and sphere James Lyndam Molloy (1837-1909) composed 'Love's Old Sweet Song' and many other popular ballads. Joseph Fitzerald Molloy (1858-1908) was a novelist and a poet.
The Print Options For You:
Note: Free shipping for all options.
Framed Print: White or black frame. Delivered framed to your home for you to hang on your wall. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36". We recommend the larger one as it is the original parchment size and easier to explore all of the intricate detail.
Print Only: Print rolled and shipped to your home. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36". We recommend the larger one as it is the original parchment size and easier to explore all of the intricate detail.
Unlimited Print Download: An ideal option if you would like your extended family to each have one. Use it digitally as your desktop wallpaper or print it for your living room. If you choose to order this, you will be sent the link to download the high quality PDF afterwards and start sharing with all the family!