O'Dwyer 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 O'Dwyer Irish surname. The O'Dwyer 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 O'Dwyer Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the O''Dwyer family history parchment:
This important, staunchly Irish sept, held sway in the lonely mountainous area of central Tipperary called Kinamanagh. Their name, O’Duibhair in Gaelic means ‘descendant of Duibhair,’ and throughout the strife-ridden Tudor and Cromwellian times, the records bear witness to many examples of their dogged resistance to invaders. As late as 1798, Michael Dwyer defied government forces for five years before his voluntary surrender and subsequent transportation to Australia. More recent O’Dwyers have stamped their name on differing professions. Joseph O’Dwyre, born in 1841, of an immigrant family in Cleveland, pioneered the use of intubation to combat asphyxia in the treatment of diphtheria. William O’Dwyer was essentially a self-made man, who, emigrating to America in 1910, from county Mayo, began his extraordinary career as a labourer and barman and eventually became mayor of New York and United States ambassador to Mexico. His younger brother, Paul, also entered politics. The Bishop of Limerick during the upheavals of 1916 was also of this sept; the Reverend Edward O’Dwyer was much loved by the Irish people when, showing shades of his ancestor’s defiance, he refused to bend his principles in the face of powerful opposition.
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!