O'Farrell 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'Farrell Irish surname. The O'Farrell 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'Farrell Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the O'Farrell family history parchment:
This is the English form of the name O’Fearghaill which belonged to an ancient and mighty sept of Leinster. Their chiefs were Lords of Annaly, and their stronghold was Longphuirt Ui Fhearghaill or O’Farrell’s fortress; from these words derive the town and county name of Longford. There were two branches of this important sept- one group led by O’Farrell Boy, and the other whose chief was O’Farrell Bane. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries their power like that of all great Gaelic families, diminished, but was not entirely eradicated. Although Ceadagh O’Farrell was killed at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, his three sons had outstanding careers as officers in the Irish brigades in France, eventually settling in Picardi A more recent O’Farrell of note was Sir Thomas Farrell, a well-known sculpture who died in 1900. Many of his statues adorn Dublin. A descendent of an emigrant family who made good was undoubtedly James A. Farrell; born in 1863, he rose to be head of the Farrell Steamship Line and the United States Steel Company, after beginning his career as a mechanic in Pennsylvania. One of the most celebrated genealogical manuscripts in Ireland, ‘Linea Antiqua’ was compiled in 1709 by Roger O’Farrell. During the period of Gaelic suppression the prefix ‘O’ was dropped- hence the name Farrell or Ferrall- but at the time of Gaelic revival some families reverted to the original name.
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!