McSweeney 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 Moriarty Irish surname. The Moriarty 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 Moriarty Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Moriarty parchment:
In Irish the name is ÓMuircheartaigh, but the prefix 'O' which is to be found in old records along with the occasional instance of McMoriarty, is never used now. This sept or clan shares the same stock as the O'Donoghues and the O'Mahonys. They have always been most closely associated with Co.Kerry in the Southwest corner of Ireland, and right to the present day the vast majority of Moriartys are concentrated there. Their original lands lay on either side of Castlemaine hardour, the sea inlet where Diosle Bay runs between the Slieve Mish Mountains and Macgillycuddy's Reeks. From the twelfth century onwards Ireland began to come under the influence of the Anglo-Norman invasion. New families, a mixture of Normans, Flemingsand Welsh arrived with impressive military strength and the old order changed. The influence of the Moriartys in their corner of Kerry was diminished as the great Fitzgeralds increased their power and terrotories. In 1210 the two families were linked when O'Moriarty, chief of the name, married the daughter of a prominent Fitzgerald. There have been many Moriartys who have had notable careers in the church. These include the Reverend Eugene Moriarty (1840-1875) who, although born in Dublin, came of Kerry stock, he became Augustinian superior in the United States of America, and is particularly remembered for his teaching as a temperance reformer. Henry Augustus Moriarty (1815-1906) who came from nursery island at the mouth of the Kenmare River, was a famous seaman whose greatest success was recovering the broken Atlantic cable in mid-ocean in 1866.
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.