O'Leary 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'Leary Irish surname. The O'Leary 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'Leary Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the O'Leary family history parchment:
When St. Patrick was in Ireland in the 5th century the King of the time was Laoghaire. The town of Dunlaoghaire near Dublin, is named after him. It was six hundred years later that the surname O'Laoghaire or O'Leary came into being. Certainly O’Learys have always been associated with Co. Cork. In common with many of the ancient Gaelic septs or clans, the Norman invasion pf the 12th century caused them to move from their original territory. In the case of the O’Learys, Strongbow and his forces only displaced them from Corca Laoidhe in south west Cork to Inchegeela in the same county. This was a remote land with the Kerry mountains immediately to the west of them. Here they ruled for many years as chiefs under the powerful Muskerry McCarthys. In a 1654 survey of the barony of Muskerry thirty four out of a hundred & three landowners were O’Learys. There are still a great number of O’Learys in Ireland- the vast majority of them are or have been recently associated with Co. Cork. There are two places call Ballyleary in that county. Many O’Learys were involved in military life. Some of them fought in Munster itself, others, as a result of the difficulties of the times, took their services aboard. Mahon O’Leary went to Spain with D’Aquila after the battle of Kinsale in 1601, a forerunner of the many wild geese who followed him to Europe in the 16th & 17th centuries. O’Learys have been represented in almost every sphere of life. Father Peter O’Leary – Peadar O’Laoghaire was called ‘the greatest living master of Irish prose.’ In America, the remarkable Daniel O’Leary (1846-1933) held the world record for long distance walking.
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!