O'Shaughnessy Coat of Arms Parchment

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Your Irish Family Coat Of Arms

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'Shaughnessy Irish surname. The O'Shaughnessy 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
  • St.Patrick
  • 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'Shaughnessy Coat Of Arms Story

Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the O'Shaughnessy parchment:

In 1585 the area of Co. Galway occupied by the O'Shaughnessys was described as ‘O’Shaughnessy's country.’ This reflects their standing as the principal sept or clan in that part of the country and the greatest concentration of people using the name is still to be found there.  They trace their history from the people of the southern Ui Fiachrach whose king Daithi was the last of the pagan kings of Ireland. In the 11th century, they established their superiority by ousting both the O’Cahills and the O’Clerys. In the 16th century, one branch of the family moved from their original territory to Co. Limerick and of this group, one branch changed their name to Sandys. These Sandys are unique in this- the name is otherwise indicative of English origin. As people of power and importance their fortunes wavered according to the climate of the times: estates were lost, regained, and lost again. Despite this, their influence was strong enough in South Galway for it to be considered an obstacle to unbiased justice. When a case involving O'Shaughnessy lands came to court on 1731, their opponents asked for it to be heard elsewhere since they felt that a jury would never find against the O'Shaughnessys whatever the facts of the matter might be. For several hundred years from the 13th century onwards,the family owned the famous Sacred Crozier of St. Colman. This was a pastoral staff of or bishop’s crook which was alleged to induce those who had committed fraud to give up their ill-gotten gains.  Big John O'Shaughnessy (1815-83) became an Australian statesman, Sir William O'Shaughnessy, an eminent surgeon of the Limerick branch, also pioneered Telegraphy.

 

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.

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