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 Monahan Irish surname. The Monahan 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 Monahan Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Monahan parchment:
The Monahans, or Managhans as they are often known, are found in considerable numbers around the area originally occupied by them. This was that part of County Roscommon between E'Ipnin, where St. Patrick founded the first Bishopric, to Jamestown. Although widely dispersed, the name is still found more frequently in Galway, Mayo and Fermanagh than elsewhere. In Irish the name is O'Manacháin; the Manachán referred to was a ninth century warrior of great renown. Manachán signifies a monk, and this has sometimes been used as an anglicised form of the name. A Dick Monk, who fought at the Battle of Arklow in 1795, was known as Richard Monaghan. In 1287 the Four Masters record of O'Managhan as Lord of the Three Tuathas of Roscommon. It was about this time that they were overthrown by the O'Hanlys, another important Connaught group. Shortly before this the Dominican Friary at Athenry, county Galway, was founded, the church is theory part which has survived the centuries and it was destroyed by fire and war, and rebuilt at least twice. Here, in 1686, following its tradition as a burial place for prominent people a remarkable Monaghan tomb was established. One of the more famous bearers of the name was James Monaghan, the Irish-American poet, born in County Westmeath in 1862. He was only one of the any Monaghan who went to the New World to escape the poverty and unemployment of Ireland in the nineteenth century. Another hopeful traveller was John Monaghan who sailed from Liverpool to New York on the 'Isaac Wright' in November 1850.
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.