Nolan 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 Nolan Irish surname. The Nolan 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 Nolan Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Nolan family history parchment:
The Irish form is O’Nuallain meaning a descendant of Nuallan. The derivation of this is uncertain and may be and connected with ‘Nuallan’ in modern Irish meaning- a shout. The area in which the name is most frequently found now and where the historical associations are strongest is the barony of Forth in county Carlow. The original Nolans held hereditary high positions in the service of the kings of Lienster. They were known as the princes of the Foharta (now Forth). Following the invasion from the twelth century onwards their power declined though their status remained. In the sixteenth century one branch migrated to Connaught were they eventually owned a great deal of land. In 1878 Connaught landowners named Nolan processed between them over 12,000 acres. Another small independent sept or clan of O’Nullain existed who may possibly have been the ancestors of the present Nolans in West Munster. Among those who have achieved distinction in some way are the most Rev. Edward Nolan, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin and the notorious Philip Nolan (1771-1801). As one of the early emigrants to America he became infamous as a wild frontiersman and contraband trader. A great many others carried the name to the New World as they left Ireland in their thousands in an attempt to get away from the poverty and unemployment of Ireland in the nineteent century. One such traveller was a James Nolan aged 22 who saled from Galway to New York on 4th May, 1849 as a passenger on the boat “Bark Capactacus.”
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!
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